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The ultimate challenge for electric bus charging – an arctic mine in Malmberget, Sweden

The challenges of personnel transportation are diverse in a mine. Not to mention in an arctic mine.  The height difference can be up to 1.2 kilometers and the inclinations up to 13 degrees. In addition to a challenging terrain, the freezing temperatures makes a mine a hard environment for buses also. Malmberget is one of the largest iron ore mines in Sweden. The need for buses is huge to transport personnel both above and below the ground. However, using diesel buses the need of ventilation increases thus increasing the energy consumption and costs as well.

Together with Linkker, we tested electric buses and Kempower chargers in the harsh environment of Malmerget. This is just the ideal place for our robust and versatile mobile fast charger, Kempower T-series.

About Kempower:

Kempower designs and manufactures DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles and machines. We’re a team of electric vehicle enthusiasts with a deep understanding of the charging market and a hands-on mentality. Our product development and production are rooted in Finland, with a majority of our materials and components sourced locally. We focus on all areas of transportation, from personal cars and commercial vehicles to mining equipment, boats and motorsports. With Kemppi Group’s 70 years’ experience in perfecting DC power supplies, we set the bar high in engineering and user-experience design. Kempower is listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland.