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Charging Londonโ€™s electric buses

London bus operator Tower Transit has reinforced the move towards zero emissions in the capital by switching more than 10% of its fleet at Westbourne Park Garage to fully electric vehicles.

The first buses in an order for 37 Optare battery-electric Metrodeckers were delivered in September last year. As a prelude to the transition, 37 charging bays have been installed by T H WHITE Energy, Fire & Security.

The charging rank is located on part of a large open-air concrete deck constructed above Crossrail railway lines. Tower Transit procured Siemens charging equipment, comprising thirty-four 

22 kW AC units primarily used for overnight charging, plus four 150 kW rapid charging units which can deliver a fast charge during shorter layovers.

News Item details

Journal title: Energy World

Countries: UK -

Subjects: Electric vehicles,

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