Hitachi Energy to power e-buses in Berlin

by Sion Geschwindt
Hitachi Energy to power e-buses in Berlin

Hitachi Energy has won an order from Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Germany’s biggest municipal public transportation company, to supply its smart charging infrastructure.

BVG operates Germany’s biggest city bus fleet of around 1,500 vehicles, which it aims to make completely electric and emission-free by 2030.

Hitachi Energy will provide a complete Grid-eMotion Fleet grid-to-plug charging infrastructure solution for the next two bus depots to be converted in the City’s bus electrification program.

The works cover distribution grid connection, power distribution and DC charging infrastructure with charging points and smart charging systems.

Hitachi Energy will perform the engineering and integrate, install and service the entire solution.

Niklas Persson, managing director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business, commented: “We are delighted to help the City of Berlin in its transition to quiet and emission-free transportation and a sustainable energy future for the people of this iconic capital.

“We feel the urgency and have the pioneering technology and commitment to advance sustainable mobility, thus improving the quality of life of millions of people.”


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