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Volvo Buses and ABB inaugurate charging station

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Staff Writer | October 17, 2016
Together with ABB, Volvo Buses inaugurated a charging station for electric buses based on the open OppCharge interface.
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This is ABB’s first charging station for electric buses in Sweden.

It is installed outside Volvo’s electric bus terminal in Arendal, Gothenburg and is a joint reference project between ABB and Volvo Buses.

The aim of this cooperative venture is to cooperate on the development and commercialisation of electric buses and electric hybrid buses equipped with systems for DC opportunity charging using open standards.

Demonstrations of buses and charging stations both as products and systems offer a clear picture of what installation at the customer’s premises looks like.

With the new charging station, Volvo is demonstrating that the company’s electric buses are compatible with chargers from several different manufacturers. The buses operating on route 55 are now charged using systems delivered by ABB and Siemens.

Last spring, Volvo along with several other bus and infrastructure manufacturers took the initiative to create an open, standardised interface between charging equipment and vehicles.

Volvo Buses is the market leader in electromobility and has delivered more than 2800 electric hybrids and electric buses to 21 countries.