09 October 2013
Together with the local transport operator Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG, Bombardier informed about this important milestone for the practical implementation of the PRIMOVE e-mobility solution for buses. In the presence of Rainer Bomba, State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, and Braunschweig’s Lord Mayor, Dr Gert Hoffmann, the PRIMOVE electric bus was charged in a real time demonstration via the world’s first inductive fast charging pad at Braunschweig main station.
From December this year, Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG in partnership with Bombardier will change the service on the inner-city circular bus line M19 over to clean electric operation. Passenger service will initially commence with a 12 metre long electric solo bus. Shortly afterwards, 18 metre articulated e-buses from the manufacturer Solaris will follow. This is a significant event as it marks the first time that electric buses will replace conventional buses.
The electric buses will each be equipped with the wireless PRIMOVE fast charging system and the new PRIMOVE high power batteries. Bombardier is at the forefront of innovation and the world’s first inductive charging system with an output of 200 kW will be used in Braunschweig to charge electric buses.