HELIOX BRINGS SPRINTCHARGE TO BUSWORLD
Hall 3, stand 369
SprintCharge by Heliox is according to the manufacturer the world’s first battery integrated opportunity charging station for e-buses and e-trucks. SprintCharge is a smart charging station which includes a stationary battery for storage to enable the high power “sprints” of charging power required for opportunity charging. The battery can deliver a much higher power charging sprint than the grid connection can support, allowing a smaller, cheaper grid connection.
“When the opportunity charger is not being used the internal battery is refilled, allowing it to draw a more constant, lower power from the grid, thus saving considerable electricity costs”, says Koen van Haperen, CCO from Heliox. Also he says SprintCharge is more flexible when selecting a new location because it needs smaller grid connections due to the battery buffering. “When developing the product concept, we also took the possibility to make the SprintCharge bidirectional, enabling it to connect to smart-grids and aggregate into virtual power plants, utilising energy stored in the integrated storage or attached vehicle.”
Following a positive pre-launch at the UITP in Stockholm, last June, the official launch will be at Busworld 2019. SprintCharge has been shortlisted for the Innovation Label Award at Busworld.