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  • What does State of Charge really mean?

    November 3, 2019 by

    Battery State of Charge (SoC) is similar to the fuel gauge on a car or how full your beer glass is. There are a couple of key ways to think about it, Technical Capacity and Operational Capacity. For charging applications and driving and charging electric vehicles the operational capacity, how much energy you can use… Read more

  • Fast Charging v. Slow Charging in Depots

    September 1, 2019 by

    The case for faster battery electric bus charging is obvious en-route. If the driver is waiting, or only has a set break period, getting as much energy into the vehicle battery as possible as fast as possible maximises the possible range. On a depot the choices are a bit more complicated. Faster charging can mean… Read more

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