1. Meeting charging challenges for electric bus fleets
How do you manage a fleet of assorted buses, when each vehicle requires different methods and equipment to be recharged, with differing charging times? EQUANS has developed an EV Charging solution for electric bus fleets, called Charge & Go. This solution enables fast charging when a bus makes a short stop on its route, or complete charging at the bus depot within a controlled timeframe. Charge & Go is financed over time as the electric vehicle fleet grows, to allow public authorities to adapt their charging capacity to the increasing size of their electric bus fleet.
To assist local authorities throughout the deployment of their electric public transport fleets, EQUANS operates along the whole of the equipment value chain, from project finance to maintenance of charging stations. In Santiago, the Chilean capital, EQUANS provided a completely integrated public transport solution, comprising the rental of 100 electric buses and the installation and maintenance of 50 charging stations powered by 100% certified renewable electricity. The first phase consists in electrifying the whole bus fleet, with a target of 6,000 electric buses in circulation by 2040.