Since s'Hertogenbosch deployed its first e-bus fleet in 2016, the city has continuously been one of the front-runners of e-mobility in the Netherlands, driving sustainability ahead. Dutch public transport operator Arriva was looking for a fast charging solution, which would connect the existing fast-charging infrastructure in the urban area with the suburbs and the residential area in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. A substantial noise reduction in the residential area combined with reduced lead times had to be tackled.
Heliox provided its latest innovation- the SMART switch and the Heliox OC 300 kW charger that provided the automatic switch system for charging two e-busses with the same charger. The new charging systems were placed in close proximity to the residential households and Heliox's liquid-cooled system provided the perfect measure to decrease noise levels. Since Heliox's fast-charging equipment complies with all the industry standards, adding new equipment to the already existing infrastructure exhibited Heliox's commitment towards interoperability and capability to charge any e-bus with Heliox's fast chargers.
This project is a great example of interoperability and the strength of open interfaces that connect already existing charging solutions with the new addition. Heliox's technology ensured that current solutions could support large-scale, multi-supplier projects without complications.