The public transportation industry is on the verge of a monumental shift from diesel to electric power. Electric buses are becoming more and more common across the European Continent. This trend is expected to continue as cities and countries search for ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
As a result, Valmont® Structures has worked closely with market leading power conversion experts like Heliox to develop a comprehensive range of Electric Bus charging solutions.
Flexibility To Meet The Needs Of Your City
Column based bus charging stations come in two main forms. Both designs rely on the pantograph system which has a long standing record of reliability. The main difference is the location of the pantograph.
Valmont proudly offers charging solutions for both column mounted and vehicle mounted pantographs. Our charging columns have been carefully designed for easy installation followed by years of worry free service.
Valmont has worked closely with market leading power conversion experts to design a comprehensive range of Electric Bus charging solutions. Our solutions are designed to rapidly and safely charge electric buses either on route or at the depo.
Column Mounted Pantographs.
Our column mounted pantograph system uses the OppCharge interface. In this design, all moving parts are housed in the column. The automatic interface is based on established industry standards, with the intention of supporting a common charging interface primarily for commercial vehicles.
Fully scalable solution with power up to 600kW Multiple arm lengths are available. Standard clearance height of 4.5m. Charging is fully automatic and secured by a two-way WiFi communication sequence. Column designed in partnership with Heilox.
Roof Mounted Pantographs.
The Roof Mounted pantograph interface offers a reliable connection with up to 600kW without the fuss of sensors and wireless communication, the roof mounted pantograph is often chosen for its reliability & cost benefits.
Fully scalable solution with power up to 600kW Available in single and double arm configurations. Multiple arm lengths are available. Standard clearance height of 4.5m Column designed in partnership with Heilox.
Learn more about electric bus charging by contacting your local Valmont Structures representative.
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