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100% e-mobility on demanding city route

In Mannheim, Germany, the commercial operation of fully electric buses – charged and powered by PRIMOVE – proves the system’s suitability for everyday passenger services, even on demanding bus routes.

Operating in the heart of the city

On Mannheim’s inner-city bus route 63, two completely electrically powered and inductively charged buses allow passengers to enjoy a quiet and emission-free ride. Built by the Swiss manufacturer Carrosserie HESS AG, both e-buses are equipped with the full PRIMOVE package: PRIMOVE wireless charging technology, high power PRIMOVE battery systems and the fully integrated PRIMOVE propulsion system. Mannheim also introduced an electric van equipped with the PRIMOVE wireless charging system as a service and delivery vehicle.

The PRIMOVE Mannheim project has been developed in close collaboration with local partners: regional transport operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH, the City of Mannheim and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.


Christian Koebel Director Product Management, PRIMOVE Contact