Novel ultra-fast charging electric shuttle

Singapore’s first flash-charging electric shuttle.

Novel ultra-fast charging electric shuttle
Developed by the Blue Solutions, Bolloré Group, the shuttle undergoes quick charging at charging stations while passengers board or alight​

Created by the Blue Solutions, Bolloré Group, the bus experiences speedy charging at charging stations while travelers board or alight

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and BlueSG Pte Ltd, a backup of Blue Solutions possessed by the Bolloré Group, have propelled Singapore’s first glimmer charging electric transport.

Named the NTU-Blue Solutions Flash Shuttle, the completely electric vehicle just requires 20 seconds to energize at stations which are fitted for its brisk charging while travelers board and land.

It utilizes Bolloré’s Bluetram vehicle, which means to be as effective as cable car frameworks, however, accompanies quick charging and outflow free ceaseless operation.

The street trials made arrangements for the 22-seater transport will be between NTU’s Halls of Residence at North Hill and JTC’s CleanTech One, which is a piece of the Jurong Innovation District where unique charging stations have been assembled.

The shuttle was launched today by NTU’s Vice President (Research) Professor Lam Khin Yong and BlueSG’s Managing Director Mr. Franck Vitté.

NTU President Professor Subra Suresh, said: “The move to introduce electromobility and cutting-edge transportation technologies is part of our vision to transform NTU into a Smart Campus. The use of electric vehicles in public transportation is rapidly expanding across the world, as it offers more efficient transportation systems and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.”

“As a leading global university with deep expertise in sustainable technologies, the NTU Smart Campus is already a living testbed for various sustainable and energy-efficient technologies and the perfect partner for BlueSG to test and develop electric shuttles for Singapore. We expect that the insights and innovations developed from this partnership will ultimately benefit Singapore and the world by enhancing the first-mile and last-mile transportation options.”

Marie Bolloré, Managing Director of Blue Solutions said, “We are very proud of our partnership with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), one of the most prestigious scientific institutions in the world. The launch of this very first Bluetram in Singapore, for the students and professors of NTU, further validates the technology and expertise of the Group in the field of the electric battery.”

Marie Bolloré, Managing Director of Blue Solutions said, “We are very proud of our partnership with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), one of the most prestigious scientific institutions in the world. The launch of this very first Bluetram in Singapore, for the students and professors of NTU, further validates the technology and expertise of the Group in the field of the electric battery.”

“Our ambition is to make available innovative mobility solutions to the greatest number (individuals, states, communities, and companies) that respect the environment.”

Not at all like other electric vehicles that capacity exclusively on batteries, the Bluetram duplicates the productivity of cable cars by working persistently without the requirement for disconnected charging.

Furnished with supercapacitors and a LMP® battery created by Blue Solutions, the van can travel two kilometers on a solitary charge, with reinforcement control that accommodates an extra 30 kilometers.

Moreover, the expenses of working Bluetram is five to ten times lower than cable car frameworks as it doesn’t require an exorbitant foundation, for example, rails or catenary, and an entire line can be conveyed in a matter of weeks.

Professor Lam Khin Yong, NTU’s Vice President (Research) said, “partnerships with leading industry players is crucial to translate research into real-life applications.”

“NTU has a strong culture of translational research, especially in the areas of electromobility and sustainability. Having worked with leading industry players such as Volvo and BMW Group in similar areas, we look forward to working closely with Bolloré to testbed the new electric shuttle at NTU, under Singapore’s climate and traffic conditions.”