30 Nov 2018


Heliox, manufacturer of charging equipment, has been chosen to supply the biggest bus charging network in Oslo with a significant 9,8 MW infrastructure. It concerns 40 fast charging stations to power a fleet of 40 all-electric buses operated by transportcompany Unibuss. Heliox has to get this large-scale project up and running in less than 4 months. The first e-buses will start running around the Greater Oslo Region in the spring of 2019.

It is the second big order for Heliox from Oslo. For operator Nobina Heliox installs already 8 Heliox OC 300 kW fast-charging stations to power the fleet of 42 BYD all-electric buses in two different bus depots with the Bus-Up system.

The Unibuss e-buses automatically connect to Heliox fast chargers and are compatible with Bus-Up and the CCS plug-in options. The Bus-Up solution utilizes a roof-mounted pantograph, an interoperable and open interface for fast charging. Remote management ensures according to Heliox, high up-time throughout the operation. Heliox will deliver 12 Heliox OC 300kW chargers and 28 Heliox FAST DC 50 kW chargers compatible with the Bus-Up system. Ten of the Heliox Fast DC 50 kW chargers will charge the e-buses only via CCS plug-in solution. Heliox’s OC 300 kW recharges a battery of the e-bus in 2 to 5 minutes. Whereas the overnight chargers fully recharge the vehicle in 3 to 4 hours. Heliox’s CCS plug-in depot chargers offer a plug&play option. Drivers only need to plug the charger to the vehicle and the charging process starts immediately.

As Norway is set to phase out fossil fuel vehicles and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Oslo up to 95% by 2030. As the European Green Capital of 2019, Oslo wishes to accentuate the city’s green urban development with environmentally friendly public transport comprising battery electric buses. From the summer of 2019 there will be a total of 115 electric buses operating major bus lines in Oslo and surrounding areas. 76 of them are electric articulated buses.

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