ABB’s smart flash-charging technology lets cities reduce the ecological impact of their transit systems without affecting passenger capacity or journey times.
TOSA is the first fully electric, high-capacity, articulated bus to run without overhead lines. Our laser-guided flash-charging system connects to the bus in less than a second as it stops to onboard passengers. With the resultant boost in power, the bus can continue uninterrupted until the next charging point.
Flash-charging stations at selected bus stops along the route recharge the buses’ batteries while passengers are embarking and disembarking. The opportunity-charging principle minimizes infrastructure investments while ensuring optimal and safe operation and also permitting higher flexibility in route layout and integration with other public transport systems including tramways.