The Municipality of Maribor has purchased two electric buses and two smart fast charging stations The electric buses will operate on line 6 where four buses are transporting around 400,000 passengers yearly.
The Municipality of Maribor has set up smart fast charging stations for electric buses at the cable car Vzpenjača and at the main bus station. These are the first fast charging stations in Slovenia. The value of the charging stations and construction works is 289,882 EUR, of which around 100,000 EUR is co-financed by the European project EfficienCE.
The measurements were carried out by the University of Maribor (the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture). The University of Maribor also prepared all technical data for the project, reviewed examples of good practices in Europe, advised on the choice of fast charging concept, developed a strategy for multi-purpose charging infrastructure, based on electrification of urban public passenger transport, and prepared a methodology for selecting priority bus lines for electrification.
The charging stations will charge two 100% IVECO E-WAY electric buses, which are 12 metres long, in five minutes. The purchase of buses totalled around 1 million EUR, and was co-financed by the Slovenian Environmental Public Fund (Eco Fund) (600,000 EUR).
Read the whole article on the Interreg EfficienCe website here.
The original article was published here on 15 June on the Interreg EfficienCE website.