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8.6 million euro for infrastructure for electric vehicles in Hamburg

The pilot project is unique in that to date no bus depot has been designed to supply a pure battery bus fleet

  • March 26, 2018 21:00
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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The German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is providing €8.6 million in funding for a pilot project to improve the charging infrastructure in bus depots in Hamburg. Around €6.4 million will go to Hochbahn, the underground and bus system operator, to fund energy supply and the charging infrastructure for 6 carports in the Gleisdreick bus depot. The project is aiming to find a solution that can be adapted by transport authorities across Germany.

The hamburg pilot project is unique in that to date no bus depot has been designed to supply a pure battery bus fleet. The necessary connection directly to the high- and medium-voltage network is a major innovation for the supply of a bus depot, due to the high power required. As part of the initiative, the bus transport company in Hamburg will receive €1.8 million for the equipment of the Bergedorf bus depot. From 2020, there will be only emission-free buses and gradually convert all 1,500 buses in the fleet. For this, all bus depots must be completely equipped with the requirements of electric vehicles, including the charging infrastructure for the new buses.

Source: Cities Today



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