Heliox brings SprintCharge® to Busworld, the world’s first battery integrated opportunity charging station for e-buses and e-trucks.
Limited available grid capacity and high peak demand charges can make opportunity charging a challenge. SprintCharge® is a new generation of 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. While 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.”
“Apart from the electricity cost savings, SprintCharge® is more flexible when selecting a new location. Remote locations need smaller grid connections due to the battery buffering of SprintCharge®. 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, taking place from 18-23rd of October in Brussels. SprintCharge® has been shortlisted for the Innovation Label Award at Busworld.
“We are excited to have been included in the shortlist for the Innovation Label at Busworld. This category especially for non-vehicles proves that the EV market is evolving and looking at the bus market from a broader perspective”
This article was originally published by Heliox.
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