n November 2015, Microvast presented its new, and largest ultra-fast charging electric buses in Beijing, China. Ultra-fast means that the buses require only 10-15 minutes for full recharge, and largest because there are 30 spots available to use at the same time – 25 ready to deliver 360 kW and 5 ready for 90 kW. Equipped with Microvast’s LpCO batteries, these electric buses become regular customers of the newly opened charging station.
This charging station is built in Xiaoying Public Transit Bus Terminal to help improve air quality. Located in Chaoyang district, Beijing, built by China State Grid, this new charging complex covers an area of 26,500 m2 with its structures covering 1,575 m2. Designed to satisfy the growing charging demand especially from the increase of ultra-fast charging electric buses departing from this terminal, this complex provides the infrastructure to charge 30 buses at the same time.
Beijing transit has deployed various types of electric buses from swapping battery mode to Ultra-Fast Charging mode. After many years’ operation, now they join hundreds of other E-buses in Beijing already deployed using the same battery technology from Microvast.
After introducing ultra-fast charging technology to Beijing transit route 13, the fleet has improved operating efficiency while reducing Beijing’s GHG emissions. Each new bus takes only 10-15 minutes to complete recharging the battery. Charging each bus takes place 2-3 times per day, during driver breaks, with several route loops between each charge.
With future facility and charging point expansions already planned out for 2016-2020, to accommodate more routes converting to fast charge EV, Microvast cooperate with Xiaoying Terminal Charge station to play a greater role in the development of clean energy public transit system for Beijing in the near future.