ElectReon and Dan launch fleet of 200 on-road charging buses
Israeli on-road electric vehicle wireless charging technology provider ElectReon (TASE: ELWS) today announced that it has signed a 5-year agreement with Israeli company Dan Bus to expand its wireless charging network to support charges public electric bus lines in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area. Electreon will provide Dan with 200 electric buses with active charging in operational city terminals for buses between bus trips and during boarding and disembarking of passengers. The implementation will cost $ 9.4 million.
ElectReon’s charging strategy helps reduce grid connection capacities in bus facilities and reduce vehicle battery capacity, size and weight for Dan Bus Company electric buses, thereby reducing costs. downtime of fleet vehicles and allowing extended hours of operation.
ElectReon will provide a full charging service at terminals in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area and southern Israel, for which Dan will pay a monthly fee for the entire charging service for 200 electric buses.
Dan chose ElectReon’s Charging-as-a-Service (CaaS) model, in which ElectReon funds charging infrastructure at terminals and provides operation and maintenance services throughout the 5-year project. The partners will also explore the possibility of installing ElectReon’s wireless charging system for the rest of Dan’s electric fleet and in Dan’s Netivei Ayalon highway project.
In the first stage of the project, ElectReon will install wireless charging systems in 100 buses and in the main public transport terminal, Reading, north of Tel Aviv. As a second step, within two years, the charging infrastructure will be extended to other major terminals in Tel Aviv and southern Israel, so that the company will provide wireless charging for around 200 buses in the region. total.
Electreon CEO Oren Ezer said, âNot only will this be ElectReon’s first large-scale commercial project, but it will also be a world-class showcase for wireless electric vehicle charging for fleet vehicles. . This will continue to demonstrate the improved efficiency and cost savings that electricity bus fleet operators can expect from implementing a wireless charging infrastructure. “
Dan CEO Ofir Karni said, âIn order to transform Dan’s public transport network in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area into a fully electric network, the company is currently in the process of setting up an infrastructure system. charging and supporting one of the largest public transport operators in the region. We have tested ElectReon’s technology and it has proven to be suitable for recharging at operational terminals as part of our daily operations and workflows. This cutting-edge technology should allow our electric fleet to achieve greater autonomy and extended hours of operation while smoothing out peaks in energy consumption due to overnight charging in depot and at the same time, allow us to maintain our essential maneuvering space and our operational flexibility in our terminals. approximately two hours in total in one of our terminals while the drivers are resting, tipping or waiting to pick up passengers; acc According to our estimates, by using only this time to recharge the buses, we are able to supply approximately 30% of the vehicle’s daily energy needs. “
Posted by Globes, Israel business news – en.globes.co.il – on October 4, 2021
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