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As Norway is set to phase out fossil fuel vehicles and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Oslo up to 95% by 2030, Heliox has been chosen to supply the biggest bus charging network in Oslo with a significant 9,8 MW infrastructure.

 Heliox is supplying 40 fast charging stations to Oslo that power a fleet of 40 all-electric buses as one of Europe’s largest electric bus operations. This project is significant as the expected implementation of this large-scale project is less than 4 months. The first e-buses will start running around the Greater Oslo Region in the spring of 2019.

The 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. This reliable and robust system uses a pantograph mounted on the bus, including remote management that ensure 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.

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Heliox Fast Charge System in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Heliox’s OC 300 kW is a powerful charger that can recharge a battery of the e-bus in 2-5 minutes. Whereas the overnight chargers fully recharge the vehicle in 3-4 hours. Heliox’s CCS plug-in depot chargers offer an easy plug&play option, meaning that the drivers only need to plug the charger to the vehicle and the charging process starts immediately. Based on the proven technology, Heliox DC chargers create a trustworthy and a reliable system for the customer.

As said by Øystein Svendsen, Managing Director in Unibuss: “For the delivery of the charging infrastructure, we had several companies involved in the process. In the end, we were left with three big companies. We chose Heliox and are very pleased that we will cooperate with us- such a well-recognized supplier of charging infrastructure technology."

Heliox Director Automotive, Bob Bouhuijs, has said: “We are very proud to be the fast charging partner of the largest fast-charging network in Oslo. This is an important milestone on the way towards a sustainable public transport infrastructure. We are excited to contribute to Oslo’s transition towards carbon emissions-free public transportation and deliver our reliable solution that help reduce emissions and even further improve the air quality of city. We are proud to be working together with Unibuss and Ruter to push the limits of e-mobility and create a more climate-friendly and less energy-consuming society for the next generations.”

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, which generates the largest electrical bus fleet in a capital region within the Nordic countries

Heliox’s portfolio in DC fast charging solutions ranges from 25kW mobile chargers to Ultra-Fast Charging 600kW solutions for electric vehicles.

Heliox is further pushing the limits of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future for next generations.

 

For more information please contact:

Heliox BV – Bob Bouhuijs- Automotive Director

T: +31 628 511 393 E: bob.bouhuijs@heliox.nl

Heliox BV –Joep Smits- Automotive Business Development Manager

T: +31 615 327 663 E: joep.smits@heliox.nl

Heliox BV- Kertu Tutt- Automotive Marketing and Communication Manager

T: +31 615 657 215 E: kertu.tutt@heliox.nl

 

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