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11.8.14

ELECTRIC BUSES INFRASTRUCTURE * UAE

* Abu Dhabi - Web tool helps devise value for money electric bus lines

(Photo: ABB Unveils Ultrafast, 15-Second “Flash Charging” Electric Bus)
Abu Dhabi,UAE -The National, by Prof Michel Bierlaire -August 9, 2014: ... Working in collaboration with Geneva-based ABB-Secheron and other local partners, researchers at EPFL in Lausanne have developed a decision-making tool that helps city transport authorities to evaluate the costs and benefits of implementing ABB’s new cable-free electric trolleybus lines in their bus network... ABB this year successfully completed a pilot trial for its electric bus. Instead of recharging massive batteries, it takes small “sips” of charge at regular stops along the way, in the time it takes passengers to get on and off. With small regular sips, a 133-passenger bus managed to run solely on electricity, using a battery just twice the size of those in standard electric cars... Geneva is planning to launch its first cable-free electric bus line by 2017...

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