Dutch based Floading, a provider of sustainable mobility solutions, has been awarded a major contract by public transport operator Waaslandia in Antwerp. Floading will install charging infrastructure with 36 high-power DC chargers spread out in the Waaslandia service area. Waaslandia aims to operate completely emission-free with all electric city buses by 2025.
The current order represents a value of several million euros, and when scaling up the number of buses to 220, this value can be significantly multiplied. Arnaud van der Sluis, CEO of Floading: “With these new high-power chargers we increase the accessibility of sustainable transport and reduce the CO2 emissions of both city buses and trucks. Our chargers can charge the batteries of the
buses and trucks within three hours and offer a range of 400 kilometres.” By using smart energy management systems that monitor the energy flows in the environment, the chargers respond to fluctuations in the energy supply and can smooth out peaks in energy consumption.