ABB unveils quick charging tech for electric buses
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ABB unveils quick charging tech for electric buses

ABB unveils quick charging tech for electric buses

Swiss firm ABB has unveiled a new technology that can charge a full-sized electric bus during ordinary stops, removing the need for overhead lines in major cities it believes will turn away from traditional engines in the battle with pollution, Reuters has reported. The new system takes only 15 seconds to charge a bus carrying 135 people with enough power to reach the next stop and fully charges the battery in just 3-4 minutes at the end of the line, said acting chief technology officer at ABB, Claes Rytoft. The firm said it was working on a pilot project with Geneva's public transport company and Geneva Power Utility SIG to install a series of chargers between the city's airport and its international exhibition centre, Palexpo. ABB has also invested in fast-charging technology for electric cars and last year announced a €6m deal to build 200 fast-charging stations in Estonia.

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