300kW Pantograph High Power Charging (HPC) Station supports international CCS OppCharge standard thereby fulfilling the busy turnaround cycles of commercial fleet operators. It only takes 8 minutes to charge the Pure Electric Minibus up to 80% battery level at the Pantograph HPC Station. The battery status of the minibus can be known in advance through Wi-Fi, so as to provide a suitable charging current. Pantograph HPC station also works for the 12-metre Hybrid Electric Coach developed by Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre, requiring 15 minutes to charge up to 80% battery and supporting prolonged and emergent operations in hybrid mode.
The busy operation pattern of commercial vehicle does not allow long time charging
Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre was established in 2006 by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Centre undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the APAS technology. Since its establishment, APAS R&D Centre has carried out over 100 R&D projects and focus on 3 R&D areas, Green Transportation, Smart Mobility and Intelligent Systems. To facilitate greater synergy and further enhance cost effectiveness, APAS is form part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council with effect from 1 Nov 2012.