German transport operator RNV is to run a trial of Bombardier’s PRIMOVE technology that enables the wireless charging of electric buses by inductive energy transfer.
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This is very innovative. The first concepts I had seen in Germany and the Netherlands for magnetic inductive bus charging was by having the magnetic equivalent of electric trolleybus wires. That concept was going to be very expensive both to construct and maintain and also potentially very inefficient due to attenuation. If today’s systems can provide enough top up power at each bus stop, which already has an electrical supply, the concept is greatly improved. Congratulations to Bombardier for coming up with this concept!