- Daimler Buses Solutions commences e-bus depot construction in The Hague for completion in Q3 2024.
- Project entails 41 charging stations with 122 points, supporting HTM Personenvervoer NV’s bus depot electrification.
- Highlights commitment to sustainable mobility through efficient charging infrastructure and electric bus fleet integration.
Daimler Buses Solutions begins building 41 charging stations at new e-bus depot in The Hague
Daimler Buses Solutions hits a public transport milestone with the start of construction on an electric bus (e-bus) depot in The Hague. As a subsidiary of Daimler Buses, the company is taking on the ambitious project to electrify the entire bus depot of HTM Personenvervoer NV, a significant public transport operator in the Dutch city.
The project includes installing 41 charging stations with a total of 122 charging points. This comprehensive infrastructure will support the charging management, software, and operational aspects of the e-bus fleet. Commissioning of the depot is planned for the third quarter of 2024, marking a crucial step towards sustainable mobility solutions in the region.
As part of the initiative, Daimler Buses will deliver a fleet of at least 95 battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro city buses to HTM Personenvervoer NV. The depot’s design incorporates the implementation of “fast lanes” to facilitate rapid daytime charging using powerful 360 kW output stations.
The strategic layout of the depot enables the efficient distribution of power among multiple buses during nighttime downtime. Up to four buses per charging station can be charged overnight at 90 kW, ensuring optimal resource utilization. The infrastructure plan includes the installation of 28 charging stations at The Hague depot, with an additional 13 stations planned for three other operator-run sites, creating a network of 122 charging points across the city.
Dietrich Müller, Managing Director of Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH, states:
“Our key expertise is the development of innovative and customized e-systems from a single source. Together with our customers, we create ideal conditions to operate electrified bus fleets directly on site. That’s why we operate throughout Europe.”
In collaboration with local partners ABB E-mobility and Batenburg Techniek, Daimler Buses Solutions is leading the construction of the e-infrastructure. The company, in partnership with IVU Traffic Technologies AG, will provide the software for charging management, ensuring seamless integration and operation of the e-bus fleet.
The e-bus depot in The Hague heralds a new era in urban mobility. It sets a precedent for future electrification projects. With funding and concise effort, a viable, equitable, and effective bus network is viable. This goes a long way to ensuring a robust, emissions-free transport system across Europe.