Engineering giant ABB has joined forces with Volvo Buses to develop a network of new electric bus charging points.
The companies will work together to roll out a city-wide “fast” recharging network for plug-ins in Luxembourg in 2015 as part of their efforts to cut emissions from the city’s transport system.
The buses could be charged through an automatic roof-top connection system at bus stops or through cable charging systems overnight.
The scheme will combine Volvo’s new electric hybrid bus – which will debut later this year and is expected to slash fuel usage by 75% compared to conventional diesel buses – with ABB’s recharging network technology.
Pekka Tiitinen, Head of ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion division said: “Urbanisation is at a historic high and is stretching transport infrastructure of cities around the world. Our collaboration will help support sustainable and cost-efficient transportation solutions to meet rising commuter demand.”