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2017-01-18

PRIMOVE E-buses Pass 500,000 km Milestone

The wirelessly chargede-buses are proven in passenger service and to date, PRIMOVE e-mobility has saved 527 tons of CO2 emissionscompared to regular diesel buses.

2016-12-07

First Inductively Charged Bus Line in Scandinavia

As of today, a hybrid bus equipped with the innovative PRIMOVE inductive charging system is reducing emissions in Södertälje, Sweden. The PRIMOVE charging system tops up batteries of the eco-friendly bus in minutes.

2016-12-01

PRIMOVE battery powered tram to receive award

UK industry magazine ‘The Rail Engineer’ honors catenary-free record drive of Bombardier tram with ‘most interesting award’.

2016-10-25

Electric buses on “Boulevard of Innovations“ in Mannheim, Germany

PRIMOVE e-bus project as part of open air exhibition about regional success stories.

2016-09-20

New PRIMOVE battery for rail presented at InnoTrans exhibition

The German transport minister presents a letter of intent at InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin, announcing 4 million euros of funding to support the development of the PRIMOVE battery system to enable the Bombardier TALENT 3 train to cross ...

2016-09-13

PRIMOVE at Automechanika 2017

The PRIMOVE 3.6 kW charging system for e-cars was displayed at Automechanika Frankfurt, Germany, an international trade show for the automotive service industry.

2016-08-04

PRIMOVE at the Global New Energy Vehicle EXPO in China

The innovative inductive PRIMOVE charging solution was presented to the Chinese trade visitors in Shanghai.

2016-06-30

Successful dynamic charging tests with PRIMOVE in Mannheim

An electric truck is charged wirelessly while driving 70 km/h, representing a big step towards electric highways at future borough in Mannheim, Germany.

2016-06-05

Z-Mover on tour part II – PRIMOVE in Eastern Asia

The PRIMOVE Z-Mover, our innovative charging solution for e-cars was presented to key players of the industry in Japan and China.

2016-05-25

PRIMOVE at ELECTRIC-ROAD conference 2016 in Paris, France

Jérémie Desjardins, Business Leader PRIMOVE, talks about true e-mobility at industry gathering in Paris, France.

2016-05-20

PRIMOVE at Trolley Bus Days in Lucerne, Switzerland

PRIMOVE is celebrating 75 years of trolley buses in Lucerne, Switzerland together with the local transport authority Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern (vbl).

2016-04-22

PRIMOVE e-buses about to break records

PRIMOVE e-vehicles from Mannheim and Braunschweig, Germany prove their capabilities during hill-drives and continuous operation.

2016-04-06

PRIMOVE E-Mobilty Concept Tested in the German City Of Marburg

A PRIMOVE e-bus was lent from Mannheim, Germany to Marburg for the university town to test the e-mobility technology which is already proven with over 200,000 km of operation.

2016-02-29

PRIMOVE at Electric Buses – Market of the Future! and ElekBu 2016

This year's Electric buses conference in Berlin PRIMOVE showed again how easy and convenient e-mobility can be...if it's unplugged.

2016-02-09

Next Stop Ludwigsburg? - Delegation “impressed” by current status of induction technology (copy 1)

A delegation of representatives of the City of Ludwigsburg, Germany, as well as the local transport authorities visit the PRIMOVE e-mobility Competence Center in Mannheim, Germany, and enjoy test drive with smoothly running e-bus.

2015-12-09

PRIMOVE Z-Mover overseas

The PRIMOVE 3.6 kW charging solution for cars was presented to US car manufacturers in Detroit and San Francisco.

2015-11-11

Behind the scenes: PRIMOVE e-bus in Mannheim

Swiss bus manufacturer Hess and Bombardier Transportation invited selected customers to Mannheim, Germany, to get a look behind the scenes of the Mannheim e-bus project.

2015-11-03

PRIMOVE Battery Powered Tram Breaks Range Record

A trial run using a PRIMOVE battery powered tram breaks distance record for catenary-free operation. This milestone follows the successful commissioning of the first catenary-free tram with PRIMOVE batteries in Nanjing, China.

2015-10-17

First wirelessly charged, fully electric buses in Belgium operate in Bruges

The first fully electric buses in Belgium, charged wirelessly with PRIMOVE technology, are now operating in Bruges. The Flemish transport operator De Lijn presented the three electric buses, the first of their kind in Belgium together with their ...

2015-09-17

Experts convinced by PRIMOVE solution for cars

Information event on the PRIMOVE Z-Mover, the wireless charging solution for e-cars, was successfully held in Frankfurt, Germany on September 17. 

2015-08-31

Berlin gets its first electric bus line with PRIMOVE

Passengers of the bus line 204 in the German capital are now able to enjoy a quiet and emission free ride thanks to the PRIMOVE charging and battery system – a world premiere as Berlin is the first capital with an inductively charged e-bus line.

2015-07-09

Great response at e-bus citizen’s forum in Berlin, Germany

Resident’s and future passengers of Berlin’s new e-bus line met project partners for a lively conversation.

2015-07-01

New PRIMOVE e-buses for Berlin

Four PRIMOVE equipped e-buses will soon be driving emission-free through the German capital.

2015-06-22

PRIMOVE electrifies bus line in Mannheim, Germany

Two e-buses featuring the complete PRIMOVE portfolio are now serving a demanding inner-city route and will prove the system’s suitability for almost every city worldwide.

2015-06-08

Bombardier Transportation announced the first PRIMOVE e-car contract with leading automaker

Automatic wireless charging will make the use of electric cars more convenient. Lutz Bertling, President of Bombardier Transportation, announced at the company's official press conference the 61st UITP World Congress and Exhibition in Milan, ...

2015-05-13

Official handover of e-bus in Mannheim, Germany

It’s official: In Mannheim, Germany, the PRIMOVE e-bus was handed over to the local operator rnv by manufacturer HESS. Another big step towards the start of passenger operations this summer.

2015-05-05

PRIMOVE at eMobility Summit in Berlin, Germany

At a recent gathering on the future of e-mobility, PRIMOVE business leader Jérémie Desjardins identifies crucial factors in the implementation of electric mobility.

2015-04-30

On the road with PRIMOVE in Mannheim

Following its recent homologation, first test rides of PRIMOVE e-buses with passengers have taken place at May Market, one of the largest consumer exhibitions in Germany’s Rhein-Neckar region.

2015-03-30

Berlin: World’s first capital to introduce an inner city e-bus line with the PRIMOVE wireless charging and battery system

Berlin will be the first capital city to turn a complete bus line into an eco-friendly route using e-buses with the inductive PRIMOVE charging system and the compact PRIMOVE battery system. 

2015-03-18

Electrified school bus service in Braunschweig, Germany

The transport authority in Braunschweig, Germany, gives the city’s pupils a special treat by using the famous PRIMOVE equipped 12 m electric bus as school bus. This bus is part of Braunschweig’s innovative e-mobility project "emil" ...

2014-12-22

World premiere: First 18 m e-busses in passenger operation

On Monday, December 22nd 2014, the city of Braunschweig, Germany saw a world premiere: four 18 m articulated e-buses will be phased in on the soon to be full electric inner-city line M19. That is the first time that eco-friendly 18 m electric buses ...

2014-09-04

First catenary-free trams with Bombardier technology in regular revenue service in China

Bombardier partner CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Co. Ltd. (CSR Puzhen) has delivered the first four of 15 catenary-free low-floor trams to the city of Nanjing, China. Two of these trams have entered into passenger revenue service on the 8 km long ...

2013-10-09

World’s first high power inductive charging station launched

In Braunschweig, Germany, Bombardier started operation of the first 200 kW wireless charging pad for PRIMOVE electric buses in the public area.

2013-09-10

World’s first high power inductive charging station for e-buses in operation

At a world premiere in Braunschweig, Germany, Bombardier launched the first 200 kW wireless charging pad for PRIMOVE electric buses in the public area together with the local transport operator Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG. In December 2013, passenger ...

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2013-02-18

PRIMOVE technology powers wireless e-mobility in Mannheim

Regional operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH introduces electric buses with PRIMOVE charging technology on its inner city route 63 as of 2nd quarter 2014. The project is being funded by the Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban ...

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2012-11-30

PRIMOVE e-bus in Mannheim successfully homologated

After extensive and fully independent assessments, the TÜV SÜD homologated the PRIMOVE equipped Rampini e-bus in Mannheim for operation on public roads.

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2012-10-19

Game-changing e-mobility solutions at the IAA fair 2012

For the first time, Bombardier Transportation attended the International Motor Show for commercial vehicles (IAA) in Hanover, Germany, from September 20 to 27.

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2012-06-21

Bombardier in Mannheim: Pioneer in e-mobility

Red carpet treatment for an electric bus – Bombardier Mannheim presented PRIMOVE technology to regional and trade press journalists at the "Innovation Day" media event that took place on June 21, 2012.

2012-06-01

First PRIMOVE bus project for commercial operation announced

At the PRIMOVE media event, which took place on May 31, the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development announced funding for an electric bus project in the city of Braunschweig, Germany, where Bombardier will apply its ...

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