• 10-OCT-2017

Heuliez Bus and Forsee Power join forces to accelerate electromobility in France and abroad

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Heuliez Bus and Forsee Power join forces to accelerate electromobility in France and abroad
On the occasion of the 26th National Public Transport Meetings held in Marseille from October 10 to 12, 2017, Heuliez Bus and Forsee Power announce the signing of a contract for the installation of intelligent battery systems in more than 500 electric buses over the next 3 years.

As part of the development of a full range of standard or fully electric articulated buses, Heuliez Bus has signed a contract with French firm Forsee Power to supply energy storage systems with exclusive design.

The two groups have been working together since 2015 on the development of a 100% French, electric transmission design for the French and international markets, whose transition to electricity has accelerated considerably since the beginning of 2017. It is estimated that the European bus market (excluding Russia) will be between 2500 and 3500 buses per year by 2020 and is expected to double in the following five years. There are some very promising opportunities for the French duo.

The GX ELEC range from Heuliez Bus proves to be a winner for cities which are the early adopters of electrification.

The GX 337 ELEC will be operated by several French and European cities in the coming months.

To meet the requirements of each network, the GX ELEC range offers different solutions in both 12 and 18 metre versions with the possibility of recharging at the depot or via a quick intermediate recharge by pantograph. Moreover, regardless of the method of recharging, the solutions offered by Forsee Power provide one of the best power densities on the market and offer the best autonomy ratio and capacity of passengers.

Remi Foyer, Managing of Director of Heuliez Bus states "Heuliez Bus boasts in-depth knowledge in the field of electromobility and a production line equipped with specialised tools designed to assemble the roof battery modules, a test track and qualified personnel. The standard version GX 337 ELEC was awarded “Origin France Garantie” status last June."

Forsee Power, the most comprehensive battery supplier for public transport

Heuliez Bus has chosen Forsee Power, leader and specialist in intelligent battery systems, for its expertise and experience in the electric transport market (bus, scooter, train, boat).

Forsee Power has the most comprehensive range of battery systems in the transport market today and works with the largest manufacturers in Europe, North America and Asia. Its Pulse, Zen and Flex solutions meet all autonomy (energy) and / or power requirements and adapt to all types of load infrastructure.

"We are very excited with the acceleration of the energy transition process in the realm of public transport. Our teams have been working for 6 years on the development of technological solutions that have been proven with the world's leading transport companies. We also offer battery financing solutions with NEoT Capital and second life management. We are ready. This contract with Heuliez Bus is a very positive signal for the electromobility market, " said Christophe Gurtner, CEO of Forsee Power.

OfferTechnologyApplications
Forsee PulseLTO / liquid cooling Hybrid.
Rechargeable Hybrid.
All electric with fast charging. 
Electric with fuel cell. 
Forsee FlexNMC / liquid cooling
Intermediate recharging. 
Recharging at the Depot.
Forsee ZenNMC / air coolingLong route with recharging at the depot.

Marseille, October 10, 2017