Poland to undergo its biggest electric bus project
Poland is to undergo its biggest electric bus project, with Zielona Góra in Poland soon to be changing 60% of its fleet (equating to 47 buses) to being electrified.
To charge the electric buses, public transport operator, MZK Zielona Góra, plans to deploy multi-output e-bus charging stations at 11 bus termini in Poland, with each charging station’s power being between 400kW and 800kW.
“60% of our buses will be changed for electric ones as part of the Project ‘Integrated Low Emission Public Transport System’ in Zielona Góra,” said Góra Barbara Langner, Director of MZK Zielona. “It is a unique project in Europe. Charging stations will be equipped with innovative elements that will have been used on such a scale for the first time. Ekoenergetyka is a leader of innovative e-bus fast charging solutions will projects all over the continent. We are happy that a company from Zielona Góra will deliver charging infrastructure for our new buses.”
The buses will be charged overnight in the depot and during the day on bus termini using charging stations from Ekoenergetyka-Polska in a contract worth €4 million, which is the biggest project of its kind in Poland and one of the biggest in Europe.
The electric buses will be able to use a total of 29 fully automatic, pantograph charging points across the city powered by those stations, with each charging station being capable of charging multiple buses at the same time.
“This was the biggest single public tender for e-bus charging stations in Europe and the first project, where a complete city-wide charging system will be deployed. Electric buses mean cleaner air and quieter city,” added Bartosz Kubik Ekoenergetyka’s CEO. “Electric buses mean cleaner air and quieter city. We are pleased that we will be contributing to the process of deployment of those vehicles and their everyday operations in the home town of our company.
“Zielona Góra will be the first European city with city e-bus charging stations equipped with dynamic power management.”