TOSA roof

TOSA roof

The extra-long TOSA electric bus prototype in Geneva, Switzerland has appealed to decision-makers as they now intend to order 12 units.

Tests of TOSA began in mid-2013, with these twelve new buses all possibly entering service in 2017.

Developed by ABB, ultra-fast (or flash) charging system needs just 15 seconds to recharge part of energy to get to the next stop. Charging power is 400 kW.

However, 15 seconds is still not enough for a full charge, so at the end of the route they will charge for up to 300 seconds (5 minutes).

 

TOSA connecting to charging bay

TOSA connecting to charging bay

Source: L’Avere-France