30 Sep 2016

MAN SELECTS ABB FAST CHARGERS FOR E-BUS FACILITIES

Power and automation giant ABB is supplying fast chargers to MAN Truck & Bus for its new e-bus development program. Volkswagen subsidiary MAN will begin pilots of e-buses in 2018, and start serial production by 2019. The company is developing e-buses at its R&D facilities in Munich, using a test bench equipped with different charging technologies from ABB.

For depot charging tests – to be used at a terminus where a bus has a longer stop – MAN will use an ABB fast charger with a CCS2 connector. For opportunity charging tests, ABB will supply a charge pole with inverted pantograph, which connects to a contact on the roof of the bus. The fast charging solutions are based on the international IEC 61851-23 standard. Both ABB and MAN are partners in the European e-bus charging system initiative, which promotes international standardization of fast charging for electric buses.



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