Heliox to charge electric Daimler buses (Mercedes-Benz eCitaro) in Germany, strengthening its global market leader position.
Heliox is proud to announce that it has been granted the project for ESWE Verkehr Wiesbaden as a subcontractor of “Daimler Buses”. The first phase of the electrical bus fleet will be 56 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses with an option for more. Heliox will provide the charging infrastructure and will be responsible for the electrical installation and medium voltage grid connection.
The scope of Heliox’s contract stretches further than the delivery of the Overnight Chargers but is to be regarded as a complete turnkey project. It includes full installation and service: charging stations, medium voltage connection, and a full service and maintenance contract. Heliox charging infrastructure will be compatible with the Fleet management system used, which facilitates monitoring of buses and the charging infrastructure in order to enable smart charge management.
The construction work will start at the end of 2019, the first chargers will be operational in 2020. The charging infrastructure will be fully operational in 2021.
Koen van Haperen, Director Strategic Accounts at Heliox about winning this project: “Heliox mission “to create a sustainable world for next generations” is again touching the ground in Germany, with this large project. First of all, we would like to thank the ESWE Verkehr and “Daimler Buses” for granting us the trust and confidence to make ESWE Verkehr ready for emission-free transport. We are delighted that the close cooperation with “Daimler Buses” is paying off. And we are fortunate to be able to work together with partners who are doing their utmost to make this possible. From Heliox’s point of view, we are looking forward to making the implementation work and will further prove the cost-effectiveness of the Overnight Charging Solution.”