Inductive fast charging e-buses break new records

    Since 2013, transport companies all over Germany have been testing electric buses equipped with Bombardier’s PRIMOVE system. Now the city of Marburg has joined the group of cities that are trying out this new technology. This combination of long-life batteries, an efficient propulsion system and inductive fast charging technology, has already proven its suitability for everyday passenger services, even on the most demanding bus routes.

    The first PRIMOVE 12 metre long e-bus has been successfully serving passengers in Brunswick, Germany since March 2014. In December that year, the world’s first 18 metre articulated e-buses complemented passenger operations in the same city. PRIMOVE equipped e-buses are also running in Berlin and Mannheim, Germany and in Bruges, Belgium. Vehicles with inductive charging on the roads of these cities have already covered more than 230,000 km since passenger operations started with the first PRIMOVE electric bus.

    In the Chinese city of Nanjing, trams have been equipped with lightweight and long-life PRIMOVE batteries. Furthermore, in March 2015 Bombardier signed an agreement with one of the world’s largest automakers for the serial development of the PRIMOVE inductive charging solution for EVs. Read more…

    Article published in: FuturENERGY April 2016