Daimler develops modular and flexible EV charging concept
Daimler's Mannheim bus plant comes with central charging station for Mercedes-Benz eCitaro, equipped with cable, pantograph and charging rail.
August 06, 2019
New Delhi: Daimler has developed a flexible and modular charging infrastructure concept for its Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric bus.
Daimler's Mannheim bus plant comes with this central electric charging facility that offers charging through cable, roof-mounted pantograph and charging rail. This facility will offer a charging option during the production process and prior to delivery as well, claims the automaker in a release.
Also, it will help the company for testing and further development.
Daimler also says that it will offer new technologies such as charging management, new communications protocols, new charging hardware etc. What's more, this charging infrastructure is expandable as required.
As the German auto manufacturer claims, this charging station is compatible with all common technologies - 150 kW cable bound charging, 300 kW rapid charging using a pantograph on the bus roof and 300 kW rapid charging using a permanently installed set of charging rails on the roof of the bus, which is called as inverted pantograph.
The station has four parking bays to handle common cable-bound charging of the eCitaro. Meanwhile, the company has secured orders for 20 eCitaro from three European countries - Luxemburg, Norway and Sweden. https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/commercial-vehicle/mhcv/daimler-develops-modular-and-flexible-ev-charging-concept/70549715