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Hitachi Energy deploys electric bus charging system for Quebec’s RTC

October 4, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun

October 4, 2023 – Hitachi Energy reports it has successfully deployed a centralized, multi-vehicle electric bus charging solution—the Grid-eMotion Fleet EV charging system—for Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC), the public transit agency in the Quebec City area.

The technology was selected for a three-year pilot project that may ultimately lead to the electrification of RTC’s entire bus fleet and infrastructure.

“This project offers a great opportunity to demonstrate how charging systems designed specifically for fleets can play a critical role in transitioning our urban transit systems to fully electric operations,” said Alireza Aram, Hitachi Energy. “This exciting project is enabling us to explore different approaches to EV fleet charging in a real-world environment, gathering data that can be applied with public transit agencies around the world.”

One of the key goals of the pilot project is to explore different fleet charging strategies in an active bus terminal, including traditional plugs, as well as overhead pantograph systems.


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