17 Sep 2019

BUSWORLD NEWS: ABB TO UNVEIL AUTOMATED PANTOGRAPH FOR E-BUS

Hall 9, booth 940

Busworld Europe is coming up and there ABB will present its new Panto Up. This new automated panto charging device has been designed to provide a flexible, efficient and fully automated charging solution for larger fleets of electric buses, where limited depot space has driven the decision to select buses with a roof mounted pantograph.

With the global electric bus (e-Bus) market predicted to record a compound annual growth rate of 16.6% until 2025, ABB is with the new Panto Up demonstrating its commitment to transforming mobility. Combined with ABB’s sequential charging system for a depot, ABB says it is an easy to install charging concept which enables sequential overnight charging of up to three buses at the same time, with an available power range of 50-150kW per vehicle. Panto Up also delivers a power range of 150-600kW for ‘opportunity charging’ at end stops of bus lines during the day, providing an ideal solution to ensure zero-emission public transport without impacting normal operations. As part of the ABB AbilityTM portfolio of digital and connected solutions, Panto Up benefits from remote diagnostics and management tools.

Panto Up complements ABB’s e-bus charging portfolio, which comprises connector charging solutions ranging from a 24kW DC Wallbox at 1000V and the 50kW Terra 54 HV at 1000V to 350kW chargers with liquid cooled cables. It also includes the Panto Down, which is based on OppCharge, an open interface for DC electric bus charging.

ABB offers the full range of charging and electrification solutions for electric cars, electric and hybrid buses as well as for ships and railways. ABB entered the EV-charging market back in 2010, and today has sold more than 11,000 ABB DC fast chargers across 76 countries.



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