Rapid charging expert Heliox reaches major milestone on some of the largest e-mobility projects in Europe
1 September 2021 – Heliox, a market leader in fast, electric vehicle (EV) charging systems, has today announced its continued success across Europe, providing smart charging for e-fleets and passenger vehicles for some of the largest EV projects across the UK and continent. Founded in the Netherlands in 2009, Heliox operates across six key areas: e-bus, e-truck, electric passenger vehicle, marine, port and mining, and provides world class smart energy management solutions that are tailored and scalable within a fast changing e-mobility landscape.
In the last 6 months, Heliox has supplied over 1 million high power charge sessions, or 6000 sessions per day, with over 25,000 commercial EVs powered by Heliox globally. On average, this equates to a daily carbon saving of 3000-4000 tons per day . This demonstrates the savings per day for an e-bus as 3000-4000 tons. In Europe alone, Heliox has installed e-bus chargers in over 40 cities, and now has a further 20 countries actively looking to deploy its solutions. In 2017, Heliox installed one of Europe’s first and largest rapid charging networks for e-bus fleets in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and in 2018 brought the world’s largest charge depot to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam to power 100 electric buses. Today Heliox has completed the second phase of this project for the wider Amstelland-Meerlanden (AML) region, providing 31MW of power to over 200 e-buses. The charging infrastructure provided by Heliox has also demonstrated the economic benefits to moving to e-fleets, with total cost of ownership for e-buses already nearly 25% lower than traditional diesel buses.
In the UK, Heliox has recently partnered with First Bus in Glasgow to power the UK’s largest electric bus station, creating infrastructure that can power up to 300 electric buses. The organisation has also provided over 6.3MW of power for e-buses in the city of Wiesbaden, Germany, while breaking ground on projects in Hamburg-Holstein to install 32 chargers providing interoperability for multiple e-bus OEMs in Phase 1 , and its recent partnership with Macquarie Green Investment Group will see the innovative “charging-as-a-service” model, helping remove up-front costs, rolled out across e-fleets around Europe with the initial focus of the partnership being in the UK, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands.
Heliox’s future plan is centred around becoming the global leader in integrated charging services and smart energy management solutions by increasing the average size of projects, focussing on large fleets, and sourcing reliable energy for operations, as demonstrated by its recent Transferium project in Den Bosch, a model city project for the future of electrification. The markets for e-bus, e-truck and electric passenger vehicles are set to see exponential growth in the next five years, with Heliox best placed as the partner to provide infrastructure, such as fully financed turnkey charging solutions, and support with roll outs. As we move towards a zero-emissions future, with a focus on cleaner energy and more economical solutions, it is clear that utilising the best energy possible is of utmost importance, and electric charging is a clear solution to this issue. With future partnerships across the USA, Europe and the rest of the world, Heliox is well positioned to see continued growth across all key markets.
Quote from Michael Coljin, Heliox Group CEO “The e-mobility market has now proven itself firmly as an established growing market, and this continued growth from Heliox demonstrates how ready the global market is to embrace electric vehicles. For both environmental and economic reasons, the decision to electrify a fleet, or move to an electric vehicle is now clearer than ever. The total cost of ownership is competitive with diesel , with the gap for EV and diesel expected to be nearly one dollar per kilometre cheaper by 2030. This makes for a compelling buying case for any ambitious fleet owner. As we move towards smart energy management solutions to support enhanced grid activity, it is clear the future so many speak of for e-mobility is already here and I am proud that Heliox continues to be a trusted partner for some of the largest turnkey charging infrastructure projects in Europe. As we look to the next five years, our ambitions to be the global leader in rapid EV charging do not seem out of reach, and I look forward to more partnerships and continued success in the future.”
Founded in 2009, Heliox is the market leader in fast charging systems within public transport, e-trucks, marine, mining and port equipment. The premium quality and highly efficient chargers enable operators to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. Heliox serves rapid charging needs for Volvo, Transdev-Connexxion and Arriva e-busses as well as MAN trucks.
In 2017, the company installed one of Europe’s first and largest rapid charging networks for the e-bus fleet in Eindhoven, The Netherlands; and, in 2018, the world’s largest rapid charging network for e-bus depot at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. Heliox operates globally with headquarters in the Netherlands and local offices in Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, Barcelona and the United States. For more information about Heliox, go to: https://www.heliox-energy.com