Heliox Provides Fast and Secure Charging for Transdev-Connexxion Haarlem-IJmond

December 7, 2020

7th of December, Providing a total of 16MW, Heliox partnered with Transdev-Connexxion in the Haarlem-IJmond and Amstelland-Meerlanden concessions, to provide zero-emission city and regional bus services. For the Haarlem-IJmond concession, Heliox’s solution for secure charging uses RFID technology to ensure charging stations and systems are secure to prevent misuse on the city and regional bus lines.

Fast and secure charging

Heliox delivered new charging infrastructure, as well as relocating existing charging infrastructure to optimize charging operations on the high-frequency bus lines. It also addressed the issue of secure charging within the Haarlem-IJmond concession and used RFID technology to prevent misuse by unauthorized users, in public spaces. Bus drivers on the route are provided with an RFID tag. The charging cable can only be removed from the cradle by the driver presenting the RFID tag to unlock the charging cable, after which the cable can be attached to the bus and charging can commence.

The electric buses are charged via CCS by chargers placed strategically at the end of the route. This CCS (Combined Charging System) charger uses Heliox’s innovative Power Curve Technology to charge buses up to 67% faster and has the industry’s highest efficiency rate of 97%.

Koen van Haperen, CCO at Heliox: “Our products are the result of intensive research, years of practical experience, and a good understanding of the challenges faced by our customers. Heliox’s RFID-charging tags provide Transdev-Connexxion with the assurance that chargers in public spaces are safe, secure, and correctly used.”

Spencer Milburn, Senior Project Manager Zero Emission at Transdev Nederland: “Transdev has worked with Heliox on a number of projects since 2016 and Haarlem-IJmond represents the next step in that relationship. With Haarlem-IJmond, we have added charging with fixed CCS cables on public locations to our charging infrastructure portfolio, necessitating a solution whereby the fixed cable could be only be used for our buses.”

Heliox is further pushing the limits of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future for the next generations.