Web Exclusive | January 2018
ABB and City of Davos to drive sustainable mobility via e-vehicle
The city of Davos and ABB have teamed up in a long-term partnership to provide e-infrastructure for public and private transportation. Davos residents and WEF guests can experience TOSA e-bus which is developed by ABB in Switzerland. The e-vehcle is already in use in Geneva and will soon be implemented in the French city of Nantes. It can recharge its battery in 20 seconds as passengers board and disembark. In Davos, it will operate on the busy Line 1, running from the tourist centre to the hospital. This is the first time TOSA technology is being used in an Alpine region. The idea is to run the system under extreme winter weather conditions; ABB and its project partners expect to gain valuable insights from this pilot project. Additionally, electric cars transporting attendees around Davos will be able to recharge their batteries at eight ABB fast-charging stations.Collectively, the TOSA e-bus and the charging stations provide a demonstration of state-of-the-art sustainable transportation technologies, which are seeing increased deployment throughout the world as e-mobility becomes the driving force for bringing energy efficiency.