Tim Remo, Emerging Technologies Engineer, oversaw the installation of the e-bus charging infrastructure at LYNX’s bus depot.  

With OUC’s installation of a permanent charging hub at LYNX’s bus depot, eight e-buses in the transit agency’s e-fleet, on July 6, 2021, could begin powering up their batteries at the same time.

The e-bus charging station converts alternating current from the grid to direct current for charging the e-bus batteries at eight charging dispensers. OUC funded the new battery-charging infrastructure as part our partnership in LYNX’s e-bus program. Additionally, OUC will collect granular data on battery performance as well as study how to mitigate demand charges, a rate-pricing system that impacts commercial customers like LYNX.

The new charging system is capable of fully charging the eight e-buses’ 440 kilowatt batteries in three to four hours. LYNX expects to add six more e-buses to its LYMMO line service in the next year. A fully charged e-bus has a range of about 150 miles.

Tim Remo, Emerging Technologies Engineer, oversaw the e-bus charging station project.

“This project was multiple years in development. It involved key participants up and down the supply chain, all working cooperatively to provide a great long-term solution for the public at a competitive cost,” he said.  “It’s really rewarding to be part of an effort that will help make the city greener while providing the technology of the future today.”

Other partners in the e-bus initiative are the City of Orlando, Power Electronics, Proterra and the Center for Transportation and the Environment.

Posted July 8, 2021