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ABB to power public e-buses in Singapore

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ABB has won contracts to provide electric bus charging infrastructure to charge 40 single-deck electric buses that will hit the roads of Singapore in early 2020.

The smart charging solutions incorporate a future-proof and modular design to deliver safe and reliable operation and remote service and data management.

ABB says the new system paves the way for greener, more sustainable public transportation in Singapore.

The new contract includes four 450 kW chargers with installation, civil works, project management and commissioning.

It is based on ABB’s opportunity charging (OppCharge) platform. This solution enables the electric buses to be recharged in less than 10 minutes at key interchanges with an automated rooftop connection.

The orders were received from BYD Singapore and ST Engineering Land Systems, two of the three companies awarded e-bus contracts by Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA).

For BYD, ABB will provide ten 150 kW overnight charging systems offering an intelligent and cost-effective solution to charge its fleet of 20 electric buses at night.

Up to two electric buses can be connected and charged sequentially while parked at the depot, enabling all 20 buses to be fully charged and ready to run through the day within 4.5 hours.

ABB entered the EV-charging market in 2010 and has sold more than 11,000 DC fast chargers across 76 countries worldwide.

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