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CONductive fast Charge system for Electric buses in Public Transport

Objective

Heliox, a company specialized in switch mode power technology, is developing a Conductive Fast Charge System for buses
which will offer a cost-effective breakthrough technology for zero emission public transport AND competitive strength to the
European Bus manufacturing industry. The objective of this business innovation propoject have been defined to reach the
overall goal: to succesful launch the Conductive Fast Charge System for buses. Heliox' Conductive Fast Charge system is
designed for opportunity charging at e.g. end of bus line, extending the range of an (H)EV. A minimal onboard energy
storage, enough to reach the next charging station, becomes practically sufficient to optimally operate a vehicle with low
TCO and high availability. Potential users are: public transport operators and European bus manufacturers. Based on
rigourus studies and feasibility assessments, conducted under the SME Phase 1 project (number 650507), Heliox developed
a solid business plan that incorporates a commercialization strategy and a financing plan to underpin the forseeen market
launch and growth strategy of the system.
The Company has already piloted its Product Generation 1 in a real environment and has established strong relationships
with several Northern European city bus services and continues to initiate relationships with potential customers public
transport operators and European bus manufacturers.
Product readiness: The Product Generation 1 is between TRL 7 and TRL 8 with 8 units sold and 15 more in the pipeline to
be sold for piloting purposes. Generation 2 is at TRL 6 and moving towards TRL 7. The Company is currently improving the
product’s value and profit propositions based on its end-customers feedback (urban transport authorities and municipalities)
and immediate customers such as bus manufacturers and energy providers.

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017

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Coordinator

HELIOX BV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 480 708,25
Address
De Waal 24
5684 PH Best
Netherlands

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 480 708,25