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ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people. In Canada, ABB employs more than 2,500 people in 40 locations from coast to coast.

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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

CTtransit battery electric buses return to service

The buses have been out of service since July 2022 following a thermal event caused by a defect in the design of the bus that was part of a national recall.
Power Converters, Battery Chargers and Inverters

ABB E-mobility releases HVC360 fleet charging cabinet

June 13, 2023
The HVC360 fleet charging cabinet will give EV fleet managers more control over their transit fleets.
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Power Converters, Battery Chargers and Inverters

ABB E-mobility earns STAR certification from EPA for DC fast chargers

April 14, 2023
The achievement assures EV infrastructure site owners and operators their charging equipment will meet ENERGY STAR program requirements.
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Power Converters, Battery Chargers and Inverters

ABB expands U.S. manufacturing footprint with investment in new EV charger facility

Sept. 15, 2022
The investment enables ABB E-mobility to meet increasing market demand for electric vehicle chargers.
The 2.25-mile APM will consist of six stations.

ABB provides electrical reliability for Automated People Mover at Los Angeles International Airport

Oct. 19, 2020
LAX adopts ABB solution to guarantee power for new Automated People Mover set to carry up to 87 million passengers per year.
ABB to deliver reliable power for new light rail line – the largest transit infrastructure program in Canadian history.

ABB Helps Toronto Railway Cut Emissions to Zero

Dec. 7, 2017
ABB has announced it will provide key components for power distribution for the Eglinton Crosstown project, a new light rail transit line (LRT) in Toronto, Canada.
Bus Builders, Components & Accessories

ABB Ability Smart Sensor for Motors Ready to Provide Health Checks for Motors

March 15, 2017
ABB Ability Smart Sensor for motors uses compact sensors to pick up multiple data from low voltage motors and provides information about motor health and performance via a smartphone...
Volvo Buses has received an order for 90 electric buses from Belgium.

Volvo Buses Receives Order for 90 Electric Buses From Belgium

Feb. 15, 2017
Volvo Buses has secured its largest ever order for complete solutions for electric bus traffic. The Belgian cities of Charleroi and Namur have together ordered 90 Volvo 7900 Electric...
ABB and Nova Bus will collaborate on creating electric buses and charging stations.

ABB and Nova Bus Announce Collaboration on Electric Transportation

Feb. 10, 2017
ABB and Nova Bus have announced a business collaboration that consists of the delivery of the first ABB’s electric bus opportunity charger in North America.
Effilight Traction Transformers at InnoTrans 2016

Effilight Traction Transformers

Sept. 27, 2016
ABB’s Effilight traction transformer enables new opportunities in rail vehicle design. Based on an innovative approach to mechanical integration, this advancement offers unprecedented...

Articles & News

Nova Bus
Two 40-foot Nova Bus LFSe battery-electric buses will be deployed on Brampton Transit on May 4.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Brampton launching eight zero-emission buses into service

The new zero-emission buses are part of the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial.
Mountain Rides Transportation Authority
MRTA's planned transition to a full battery-electric fleet by 2027 will begin next summer with four new electric buses.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

MRTA prepares for 2021 arrival of its first electric buses

Aug. 12, 2020
The Idaho transit provider plans to electrify a portion of its fleet and is working with POWER Engineers on engineer services and design of the project.
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Innovations in Traction Power

Sept. 15, 2018
As the transit industry leans more towards having a reduced impact on the environment, rail networks see a continued development in traction motor systems.
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April/May Product Feature: Buses & Components

April 23, 2018
The latest in bus and bus component products, view more at
Maile Bucher/Mass Transit Magazine
The new efficient traction converter generation and versatile solution for Diesel-electric multiple units.
Rail Vehicle Builders, Components & Accessories

ABB: Technology to Further Sustainable Public Transportation

Oct. 18, 2017
ABB showcased a number of different technologies, aimed at making both rail and bus transport more efficient and sustainable.
The trial is expected to deliver on-the-ground results that will prove the viability of electric buses in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation sources even when sources of electricity are not purely hydro-electric or renewable in nature.

Canada Sets the Course with Zero Emission Demonstration Trial

Aug. 10, 2017
Canada is at the forefront of an innovative demonstration project to test the feasibility of electric transit vehicles using a new standardized overhead charging system.
The protocol standardizes the design of the robotic off-board pantograph that connects the charging station to the bus, communications between the bus and the charger, and performance metrics of the overall system.

April/May People & Places

May 2, 2017
Thomas F. Prendergast STV STV announced Thomas Prendergast has joined the firm as executive vice president and chief strategic officer. In this role, Prendergast will work on ...
InnoTrans 2016

Experiencing Rail's Latest Developments

Sept. 20, 2016
A breakdown of some of the products and technologies we saw that are making mobility faster, cleaner, safer and more reliable while at InnoTrans 2016.
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Dawn of a New Latin America

May 1, 2016
Bogota's struggles with pollution and massive congestion are prime targets for a country seeking North American companies to tackle its $25 billion in work and transform it into...
STV Vice President Norman Forde.

People & Places: April/May 2016

April 21, 2016
People in the News Therese McMillan Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced the...

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Opportunity charging can help break down the charging process into smaller (perhaps more frequent) bites spread out during the day.

Demand Charges, and How to Mitigate Them

April 16, 2018
Lowering transit system utility bills starts with understanding how they’re calculated.
Bordline BC Compact Battery Charger

Bordline BC Compact Battery Charger

Sept. 27, 2016
The Bordline BC battery charger is a compact, lightweight unit designed to charge the batteries and supply DC loads.

ABB Unveils Traction Transformer Reducing Energy Losses by up to 50 Percent

Sept. 26, 2016
ABB unveiled its next-generation traction transformer designed to reduce the weight of on-board components and ensure more energy-efficient rail networks, two of the rail industry...

ABB Showcases Leading-Edge Rail Technologies at InnoTrans in Berlin

Sept. 20, 2016
ABB presented a wide range of innovative rail technologies for rolling stock and infrastructure at InnoTrans in Berlin, from September 20-23, 2016.
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ABB Wins 1st Commercial Order for Breakthrough 15-Second Flash Charging Technology

Aug. 3, 2016
ABB has been awarded orders totaling more than $16 million by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG), Geneva’s public transport operator, and Swiss bus manufacturer HESS, to provide...

ABB wins first commercial order for 15-second flash charging technolog in Geneva

July 15, 2016
ABB has been awarded orders totaling more than $16 million by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG), Geneva’s public transport operator, and Swiss bus manufacturer HESS, to provide...

ABB Equipment to Boost Reliability and Efficiency of Commuter Train Fleet in Montreal

March 29, 2016
ABB will supply a total of 26 new auxiliary converters designed to improve reliability and efficiency.

ABB Receives First Enviline Traction Power Substation Order in the United States

March 16, 2016
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been awarded a contract to perform integration, manufacturing, testing and commissioning of an Enviline pre-fabricated...

Constellation Contracts ABB to Supply Seven Enviline ESS to the SEPTA Network

Jan. 28, 2016
ABB has recently been awarded a contract by Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, to engineer, manufacture and commission seven Enviline Energy Storage Systems (ESS...