Hamburger Hochbahn AG will begin operation of three additional e-buses today on its “innovation line” 109. The battery-powered buses built by Solaris will be charged at the same Siemens charging stations that also power the plug-in hybrid buses from Volvo serving Hamburg since the end of 2014. Siemens is thus the first supplier worldwide to provide a charging infrastructure for e-buses that ensures interoperability for vehicles from different manufacturers.

Each of the two charging terminals has a capacity of 300 kW and two charging stations. The stations can provide the buses with enough energy to enable them to operate a full day from terminal to terminal on Line 109. The charging operation takes only around six minutes. The charging stations are located in the Bus-Port (ZOB) in downtown Hamburg, and in Alsterdorf.

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