Hamburg bus depot to deploy Siemens charging technology

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Siemens Smart Infrastructure will install nearly 100 charging points at Hamburg’s Alsterdorf bus depot as part of a new contract with Hamburger Hochbahn.

The contract is part of Hochbahn’s goal of converting its entire fleet of around 1,000 buses to emission-free vehicles by the end of the decade.

Bastian Schmidt, project lead for infrastructure electromobility at Hamburger Hochbahn, said: “In equipping the bus depots with the necessary charging infrastructure, it is important for us to have a single-source partner who can deliver future-proof charging infrastructure along with all the necessary electrical components and services.

“We found such a partner in Siemens and are looking forward to executing this exciting project.”

Siemens will equip two of the six bus ports at the Alsterdorf depot with a total of 96 charging points as well as medium- and low-voltage technology.

The order includes 48 Sicharge UC 200 charging stations with a charging capacity of 150kW. The chargers will supply buses with electricity when they are not in service.

The charging technology is housed in a control centre on the roof of each bus port. A charging cable is routed along the roof directly to the charging stations, thereby enabling space at the depot to be used primarily for bus parking.

Work is scheduled to begin in the summer.

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