Holding Graz Linien, the public operator of the city of Graz, Austria, started a one-year pilot project with two three-doors Chariot e-buses in April 2017.
This is the first project in Graz and the second one in Austria.
The line is equipped with two 340 kW AC/DC charging stations, one at one of the terminals and one at a convenient interim stop. Due to improvements in the charging stations and the charging algorithm, the buses are now being charged only once per lap at one of the terminals, with charging time between 2 and 3 minutes.
Holding Graz Linien is testing the new generation of Chariot e-bus equipped with 32 kWh ultracapacitor and ZF wheel hub electric motors.
The Chariot e-buses are extremely well-received by the public-at-large, by the drivers and by the technical personnel, being convenient, ergonomic, reliable and economical.