The point is to guarantee an open interface between electric buses and charging infraestructure and in addition encouraging the presentation of frameworks for these vehicles in European urban communities.
European manufacturers of Irizar, Solaris, VDL and Volvo buses have reached a consent to guarantee interoperability of electric buses by charging framework gave by ABB, and Siemens Heliox. The point is to guarantee an open interface between electric buses and charging infraestructure.
In Europe, public transport group is get ready for electric buses and have started exercises through the European institutionalization body (CEN-CENELEC) and the World Organization for Standardization (ISO/IEC). To address the needs of these urban areas, European producers of electric buses Irizar, Solaris, VDL and Volvo, and system charging suppliers ABB, Siemens Heliox, have adopted an open strategy. Common and preferred interfaces will be open to all participants and will be used in electric buses for the so-called opportunity charging (fast charging in terminal stops) and for night loads of electric buses.
The point is to encourage the move from urban areas to electric bus systems to guarantee compatibility between brands of bus and charging frameworks. It welcomes different electric bus manufacturers and suppliers charging systems, to join this joint effort.
The framework incorporates automatic pantograph contact, wireless communication, contact plates and infrastructure equipment that automatically connects the electric vehicle with a pantograph.
Irizar, Solaris, VDL and Volvo want interoperability of electric buses