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Nova Bus, ABB partner for electric bus, charger delivery to N. America

Posted on February 13, 2017

Nova Bus using ABB fast charger system.
Nova Bus using ABB fast charger system.

ABB and Nova Bus announced a partnership that consists of the delivery of ABB's first electric bus opportunity charger in North America. This collaboration reflects Nova Bus' plan to keep investing in climate action by offering charging stations and electrified bus solutions to major cities in the U.S. and Canada.

ABB already has opportunity charging systems for e-buses in operation in Europe. The order from Nova Bus comprises one (1) complete 300 kW modular common interface charging system with inverted pantograph technology and commissioning from the new ABB Campus in Montréal.

The ABB DC fast charger, with the associated systems, is based on the common interface, which allows charging stations and electrified buses from different manufacturers to be used together and only takes three to four minutes to charge the batteries at the charging station. Electric bus systems based on the OppCharge interface is being implemented in more than 12 countries.

The demo e-bus and charging infrastructure from Nova Bus is scheduled to travel across the U.S. in the Fall of 2017 to promote the electrification of urban transit.

Since 2010, ABB has sold approximately 5,000 fast chargers around the world for passenger cars and electric buses. Utilization of technology that comprises cloud-based remote monitoring and control as well as program upgrades via Internet guarantees quick response times and a high degree of availability.
More information: http://new.abb.com/ev-charging

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