ABB to provide smart chargers for electric buses in Singapore


ABB has won contracts to provide electric bus charging infrastructure to charge 40 single-deck electric buses that will hit the roads of Singapore in early 2020.

The orders were received from BYD Singapore and ST Engineering Land Systems, two of the three companies awarded e-bus contracts by Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA).

ABB’s scope of supply for ST Engineering’s 20 single-deck electric buses includes four 450kW chargers with installation, civil works, project management and commissioning. Based on the opportunity charging (OppCharge) platform, the solution will allow the electric buses to be recharged in less than 10 minutes at key interchanges with an automated rooftop connection.

For BYD’s fleet of 20 electric buses, ABB will provide 10 150kW overnight charging systems. Up to two electric buses can be connected and charged sequentially while parked at the depot, enabling all 20 buses to be fully charged and ready to run through the day within 4.5 hours.

Frank Muehlon, head of ABB’s global business for EV charging infrastructure, said: “We are proud to be playing a part, together with our partners, in changing the e-mobility landscape in Singapore. As cities rapidly develop and grow, we are at the forefront of the e-mobility revolution, providing cleaner, more sustainable transportation options, and we are confident that our industry-leading technology will continue to play a pioneering role as e-mobility adoption continues to grow in Singapore.”