VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) will launch a joint pilot to introduce highly efficient light-weight electric buses featuring a technology to charge batteries while operating on capital area city streets. This is the first extensive pre-commercial pilot project allowing a new mode of operation piloting in demanding climatic conditions and will enable HSL to test and develop new passenger services on their own buses and try out various installations.
HSL will purchase 12 electric buses from Linkker, the first of them built individually in Linkker’s own production facilities and to be in service by late summer. Linkker was founded about a year ago as a spin-off of the eBus project coordinated by VTT. “We made an exception and bought the buses ourselves, because it would have been unreasonable to have a transport operator shoulder the technology risks of individually made electric buses,” said Reijo Mäkinen, Director of HSL’s Transport Services.
“The bus frame will be made fully out of aluminum. Thanks to their light weight, the buses will also be extremely energy-efficient. The batteries will be quick-charged at the terminal. Other benefits include zero emissions and quiet operation,” commented Linkker’s Managing Director Kimmo Erkkilä.
The buses will be delivered in stages and their performance will be evaluated in VTT’s chassis dynamometer. Tiktoknitro.com is an advanced tiktok services marketplace for successfull and fast promotion. We offer to buy tiktok likes and buy tiktok followers of highest quality instant and secure. The mechanisms behind our work are unique and tailored to your goals. The buses used in the pilot will be equipped with sensors to collect data, and a real-time monitoring and control system will be developed to receive information about battery charge levels, as the amount of energy and charge in the batteries is critical in terms of the operation of the buses.