World’s first high-capacity flash charging electric bus system tops off charge in 15 seconds (video)


Swiss-based power and automation technology group ABB has developed Trolleybus Optimisation Système Alimentation – TOSA – which will be utilized to power high-capacity flash charging electric bus system.

This bus is 100% electric, for 135 passengers, which has the ability to charge in just 15 seconds and of course is a zero-carbon-emission solution. By using an arm that moves with lasers, batteries bus being charged with 400kW at each stop as people disembarking and boarding in just 15 seconds. Reaching the terminal, the vehicle takes just 3-4 minutes to fully charge and start for his new route.

Commenting on the development, ABB acting chief technology officer Claes Rytoft said that the company is able to pilot a new generation of electric buses, through flash charging.

This project will pave the way for switching to more flexible, cost-effective, public transport infrastructure while reducing pollution and noise,” added Rytoft.

Watch the videos below for more details about this unique bus!


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