Pantograph charging is a method of charging electric buses in depots or at specific charging stations through an inverted pantograph that is mounted on a gantry or mast.
In a depot setting, buses are parked under overhead charging stations with a pantograph mounted on a rigid arm. The pantograph is lowered on to the bus’s roof-mounted charging receiver, allowing for a fast and efficient charging process. Alternatively, pantograph charging can also be used as opportunity charging along a route, with the charging stations installed at bus stops or other key locations where buses can briefly stop and recharge.
This section features suppliers who manufacture pantograph charging systems or components for these systems.
Daimler Buses has won a tender with HTM for eCitaro and eCitaro G city buses along with the electrification infrastructure for The Hague.
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The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and PowerON Energy Solutions have unveiled 10 electric bus charging pantographs at Birchmount Garage.
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