Fast chargers for electric buses set for Luxembourg

By News Editor / Updated: 02 Sep 2016

The city of Luxembourg is installing a system of fast electric vehicle chargers to power its five new hybrid buses.

The chargers, made by ABB, easily integrate with existing bus lines (inverted pantograph enables use of a low-cost and low weight interface on roof of the bus), and have a modular design for a load of 150 kW, 300 kW or 450 kW.

ABB will install the chargers, one of which will be in the city’s central station, by the end of 2016.

‘This project will immediately benefit the community, because the environment will be cleaner, with reduced noise and improved comfort during trips,’ said Sam Tanson, deputy mayor of the city of Luxembourg.

‘This is an ambitious and revolutionary plan that perfectly symbolises our commitment to offer in the near future, an urban bus system without emissions for the city of Luxembourg,’ added Tanson.

About 160 000 people each day use public transport in the city and the government is investing in sustainable mobility to cut traffic and its general environmental impact.

The city has set a goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by at least 20 per cent by 2020.

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