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The world’s first ultra fast-charging electric bus serves Umeå Airport

The world’s first ultra fast-charging electric bus serves Umeå Airport

Event date 5 June 2012 10:45 – 13:30

Swedavia and Umeå Airport have long been working on issues relating to the environment and sustainability, with the aim of achieving totally carbon dioxide-free operations by the year 2020. Umeå Municipality needs to meet environmental quality standards and also manage a continued high rate of growth, with expansion taking the form above all of a more densely populated city. This has resulted in a unique partnership with Hybricon. Under the eyes of almost one million passengers who travel to and from Umeå Airport, the opportunity is now being offered to travel to and from the airport with the ultra fast-charging electric bus. The electric bus is charged through Europe’s most powerful charging station, which is located just outside the arrivals hall. The charging station has an output of 300 kW, expandable to 400 kW, which is 6–8 times bigger than the fast-charging stations for cars that are now starting to appear in Sweden. This makes it possible to run Umeå’s airport bus routes with clean, quiet buses and paves the way for a broader introduction of electric buses in Umeå. We are delighted to invite you to a press gathering on 5 June at Umeå Airport starting 11.15. We will of course take the electric bus there and back. Programme: 10.45 Bus from Vasaplan, platform O, to Umeå Airport 11.15 Press information in the Cargo Bay conference room (meet in check-in hall) 12.00 Official opening of the ultra fast-charging electric airport bus 12.30 Lunch for those who wish 13.15 Bus returns to Vasaplan

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