Kempower fast charging technology powers Scandinavia’s largest electric bus depot

Danish transport operator, Tide Bus, has opened the largest electric bus depot in Scandinavia in the Danish city of Aalborg. Leading rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging technology provider Kempower has supplied its DC fast charging technology to power the depot which can simultaneously charge over 100 electric buses.

Traditionally known for its industrial heritage, Aalborg has transformed into a highly innovative city focusing on social, economic and environmental sustainability. The city is making significant efforts to reduce its CO2 emissions and provide a healthier living environment for its inhabitants. 

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Part of this drive involves converting the entirety of its bus operations to electric, making it the first major Danish city to do so. Hopefully, other Danish cities will suit and this will also become a model for cities across the globe to follow where clean sustainable electric buses dominate urban transport. 

GodEnergi A/S has installed 124 Kempower Satellite chargers at the depot which are connected to 18 Kempower Power Units. Additionally, six transformers have been fitted in the local area and over 20km of cabling has been laid at the facility, which is capable of delivering the equivalent power to simultaneously turn on over 40,000 flat-screen TVs.

The facility also features Kempower ChargEye, a comprehensive cloud-based charging management system. Kempower ChargEye will enable GodEnergi A/S to easily monitor and manage the day-to-day operations of both the chargers and electric buses. This continuously optimises the charging power and ensures that the buses have enough charge to run according to schedule.

Tomi Ristimäki, Kempower CEO, said: “We’re happy to have the possibility to deliver Kempower chargers to enable the Nordics’ largest electric bus depot to become fully operational. 

“The opening of the Aalborg depot is the latest example of our bus depot projects in countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Luxembourg and Norway. We’re eagerly anticipating our next collaboration with GodEnergi A/S as it creates a greener everyday life for the people of Denmark.”

Jan Darville, GodEnergi A/S CEO, said: ”We’ve been part of the emobility market for many years, though opening the Aalborg bus depot is one of our biggest achievements so far. 

“It’s been a pleasure to introduce Kempower’s technology to the project and to collaborate with its employees, who are genuine EV enthusiasts. We look forward to working on more green and important projects with Kempower in the future.”

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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