Re: Battery-electric bus discussion
Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:41 pm
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http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10 ... laris.htmlSolaris providing an additional 12 Urbino electric buses to Cluj Napoca
. . . Having ordered 41 buses in total, Cluj Napoca will become the city with the highest number of Solaris Urbino electrics in Europe.
Even though the agreement stipulated deliveries over the next three years, the city decided to have orders completed in slightly more than a year after all. The first 11 electric Solaris buses where delivered to the customer in spring this year. Another 12 buses will make it to Cluj Napoca by the end of 2018. The last batch with 18 freshly ordered vehicles is to leave Bolechowo nine months after contract signing.
The bus purchase was partly financed by the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Program. CTP Transport Company has been named operator. The contract is worth nearly PLN 90 million (US$24.3 million). . . .
The 12-meter Urbino electric for the Romanian carrier will be equipped with a 160 kW central motor and traction batteries of the Solaris High Energy type with a capacity of 200 kWh. Adding electric buses to the operator’s fleet meant for the city investments in charging facilities, too. Eleven slow-charging and three fast-charging stations using pantographs (each bus is fitted with a pantograph mounted on the bus roof above the second axle) have been set up in the city in the past year.
The buses can carry up to 78 passengers, including 27 sitting on seats of which 10 are accessible from the low floor.
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10 ... amics.htmlMomentum Dynamics to deliver 200 kW wireless charging systems for Martha's Vineyard Transit Buses
. . . Three co-located 200 kilowatt (kW) wireless charging systems will be installed at the Church Street Visitors Center in Edgartown, MA in time for the island’s 2019 tourist season. Smart charging capabilities provide the VTA with the tools to manage utility load during wireless charging events.
Additionally, VTA is installing 250-500 kWh battery storage systems to allow the VTA Maintenance and Operations Center to operate as a micro-grid optimized to charge electric vehicles. As the VTA transitions to a fully-electric bus fleet, on-route charging sites will be added, each of which will operate as an independent micro-grid, supported by energy storage.
Momentum Dynamics’ wireless charging systems will be retrofitted into the first 10 BYD electric buses in VTA’s fleet. The system has a proven 94% efficiency from utility to battery providing on-route high power charging, critical in converting VTA’s fleet to battery electric buses.
Installed in the roadway, on-route charging allows buses to be recharged multiple times each day during scheduled stops. In as little as five minutes, the buses can receive enough energy to fuel a complete circulation loop. This practice enables unlimited driving range.
The high-power inductive bus charging system at VTA will become the third installation in North America to operate at over 200 kW.