Electric hybrid bus with charging system from Siemens presented in Hamburg

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways November 14, 2014 12:09

Electric hybrid bus with charging system from Siemens presented in Hamburg

In the picture (l-r): Håkan Agnevall, president Volvo Bus Corporation; Gertrud Sahler, Director General, German Federal Ministry of Environment; Ulrike Riedel, Member of the Executive Board at Hamburger Hochbahn; Frank Horch, Minister of Economy, Transport and Innovation of the state of Hamburg and Michael Westhagemann, Head of the Siemens office in Hamburg.

Frank Horch, Hamburg Minister of Transport, and Ulrike Riedel, board member of the Hamburger Hochbahn AG, recently presented the new electric hybrid bus for Hamburg’s downtown district.

The new Volvo bus features plug-in technology and is supplied with electrical power through a Siemens charging system. The fast charging stations are the latest development from Siemens for high-performance charging systems for electric buses.

It is planned that the electric hybrid bus will run approximately seven kilometres on the Innovation Line 109 in Hamburg, Germany, between Alsterdorf and the newly built electric bus terminal as of December purely under electric propulsion and therefore without pollution.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways November 14, 2014 12:09