The new charger is connected to our Control Centre where the data is shared with the TMB Control Centre. This data gives us real time information on the state of the vehicle that has connected, plus the work done by the device.
At night, when the bus is parked at the depot, it will fully charge up to 100% in around three or four hours. We have installed two fast charging points for this in this space that restores the buses' charge, making the most of the night-time rate.
The ZeEUS project began in 2013 and it is expected to finish in April 2017. Our work within this programme, as the only electrical company in the consortium, is to fit charging points and run them. Studying these points will help us design the necessary infrastructure to electrify Barcelona's entire fleet of buses.
Within the ZeEUS project, testing different technology throughout Europe for electric buses or hybrids to be plugged in and different charging solutions will allow us to study the economic, environmental and social advantages of this system and thereby evaluate its feasibility.