Wednesday , 16 October 2019

Bombardier?s inductive fast charging bus station in Germany

The world?s first high-power inductive bus charging station has been introduced by Bombardier Transportation at Braunschweig Central Station in Germany. The charging station is designed for Primove electric buses and has been launched in partnership with the local transport operator Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG. Passenger services will begin with a 12m-long electric solo bus, followed by 18m articulated e-buses from the manufacturer Solaris. Each electric bus is equipped with the wireless Primove fast charging system and the new Primove high-power batteries. The charging system has a charging pad with an output of 200kW which is installed beneath the surface of the road, while the wayside electrical installation is integrated underground at the bus stops. The cooling units for the power electronics have been integrated into an advertising pillar at the Braunschweig central station and into the bus stop. In addition to Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG and Bombardier, the Braunschweig Technical University and the energy provider BS Energy are involved as partners. The programme is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.

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