Chargers for electric buses RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens)
Chargers for electric buses produced by Ekoenergetyka-Polska reach the Seine!
Polish consortium Ekoenergetyka-Polska and El-Cab won a tender for delivering charging infrastructure for French public transport operator – RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens). The agreement is in force for two years with an option for extension for another 12 months. The total amount of the contract can amount up to 50 000 000 EUR.
This contract with RATP is a huge success for our company. This is our first order from the French market, and RATP is one of the biggest public transport operators in France – said Maciej Wojeński, Vice-president of Ekoenergetyka-Polska. RATP Group comes from Paris but they are in 4 continents in 14 countries. They serve more than 16 million passengers per day.
Cooperation with RATP is unique for us in number of reasons. This is a stability for us and huge credit of trust for our organization to which we are given by large, well-known companies. This order and our following expansion in European market confirm fast-paced eRevolution – said Wojeński.
62 depot charging stations and additional services
Ekoenergetyka will deliver at least 62 chargers with the minimum output power of 50 kW each, which will be customized following RATP requirements. For example their construction, devices will have a compact form and minimum size. All chargers will be ready until August 2019.
First depot charging stations 60kW and 100 kW will be delivered in February 2019. They will power electric buses in the Île-de-France region. It is the most populated region of France, which concentrates 18% of the country’s population and covers the area of Paris.
The agreement includes also maintenance, commissioning, and after-sales service, as an option. All charging stations will have two years guarantee.
Bus 2025: plan for a 100% ecologically-friendly fleet
Agreement between RATP and Ekoenergetyka-Polska is part of an ambitious plan of transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) to remove diesel-powered buses from the Paris region network. RATP committed in 2014 to a major technological and ecological transformation with the aim of converting most of its bus depots to electricity by 2025.