Siemens to equip Europe’s largest e-bus depot with charging

by Dec 15, 2020

Hamburger Hochbahn is the largest local transport provider in the German city of Hamburg. They have charged Siemens with installing charging infrastructure at one of the largest electric bus depots in Europe. Siemens announced they would equip the Alsterdorf bus depot with a total of 96 charging points as well as medium and low-voltage technology. Operations will start in summer of 2021.With a total of 240 parking spaces, it is one of the largest and most modern bus depots for electric buses in Europe. It is also the first in Germany designed solely for emission-free buses, Hamburger Hochbahn claims. The company has started to purchase only zero-emission buses this year. By the end of the decade, the operator wants to have converted its entire fleet of around 1,000 buses to emission-free vehicles, which all need to charge. The order includes 48 (Sicharge UC 200 ) charging stations with CCS plugs, medium and low-voltage technology, as well as a five-year service contract. Each charging station has a charging capacity of 150 kilowatts.  Link to the news: