Wireless charging of electric buses to be put to real world test in Germany

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.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.gizmag.com

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!

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About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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