Tag: Primove

Dec 8, 2016 - 08:50 am

London, Toyota, PRIMOVE, ChargeNow, ReachNow.

Green London: London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to more than double funds to tackle the cities air pollution problem, increasing sending to 875m pounds over the next five years. The money will be used to i.e. fund Ultra Low Emission Zones, as well as electric buses and taxis. Just a few days ago, Kahn announced all new single-deck buses purchased for the city centre after 2018 will be all-electric.

Hybrid carsharing: Toyota is trialling its carsharing scheme YUKO Toyota Car Club in Dublin (Ireland) and Forli (Italian). The fleet only features hybrid cars – namely the Prius, Yaris Hybrid and C-HR Hybrid. 15 cars are currently on the road in Dublin and seven in Forli. Other European cities are said to follow.
carscoops.com, fleeteurope.com

Hybrid bus charged on the go: The Swedish city of Södertälje has commissioned a hybrid bus from Scania. The vehicle is equipped with Bombardier’s PRIMOVE system and can be charged inductively. It is therefore also the first wirelessly charged bus line in Scandinavia.

BMW finds Chinese partner: The carmaker is teaming up with Chinese real estate company CapitalLand. The goal is to install at least 100 of its ChargeNow stations in twelve cities by the end of 2017.

ReachNow gets electrified: The BMW carsharing scheme, which also started in Portland, Oregon, in September (we reported), now includes 30 BMW i3. Competitor car2go also offered 30 EVs back in 2012, but as since phased them out. Let’s hope, the BMWs are there to stay.


Jul 1, 2016 - 08:28 am

Siemens, Primove, FEV, Le Mans, WEC

1bn euros for disruption: Siemens set up an incubator for start-ups and plans to invest 1 billion euros over the next five years. The unit called next47 aims to foster disruptive technologies with one of the first projects being a cooperation with Airbus to electrify aviation (we reported). Employees as well as founders, external start-ups and established companies are invited to tap into the new segment.
eu-startups.com, siemens.com

Charging while driving: A 10 ton truck was charged wirelessly while driving with up to 70 kph in a test conducted by Bombardier Primove. Four charging segments with a total length of 20 metres provided up to 200 kW inductively and on demand. Primove technology is already in use in public transport systems around the world but trucks and ultimately electric cars are the next step.
elektroauto-news.net (in German)

German EV R&D in China: FEV has opened its Beijing Vehicle and Powertrain Development Center in the Chinese capital. At the facility, electric drives, batteries, and fuel cells will be developed and tested for both Chinese as well as international clients.

FCVs to enter Le Mans and WEC: FIA and Le Mans organiser ACO are working on a new set of rules that would allow hydrogen powered racers in the 24h and WEC competition. Also, a new hybrid LMP1 sub-class allowing for more retrieved energy has been confirmed for 2018 alongside a third KERS.
autosport.com, e-racingmag.com

May 26, 2016 - 08:02 am

Primove, Tesla, Audi.

Video tip I: Primove explains the workings of its Z-Mover, a wireless charging solution for cars. As the charging plate changes height depending on the position of the vehicles coil, positioning and energy transfer is optimised.

Video tip II: This is a supercar vs a regular EV (premium) as the Tesla Model X P90D races against the Audi R8 V10 Spyder. The Tesla SUV beats the sportscar not only in versatility but acceleration also.
youtube.com via autoevolution.com


Nov 5, 2015 - 09:32 am

New distance record.

Driving 41.6 kilometres, a battery-powered tram featuring the latest Primove technology by Bombardier has set a new distance record for catenary-free operation. The wire free run was part of a trial in the German city of Mannheim.

Apr 29, 2014 - 08:22 am

The New Motion, Primove, Tesla.

One for all: As electrive.com has learned, The New Motion and Alliander Mobility Services will install 60 quick-charging stations in the Benelux countries this summer. The ‘3-in-1’ multichargers will feature AC fast charging, CHAdeMO and CCS.
Info exclusive to electrive.com

Primove part II: After Braunschweig (we reported), now also Mannheim is part of the inductively charging e-bus project by Bombardier and KIT. There, construction of the first bus stop with the Primove wireless charging technology has just started. From summer this year, the Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH – Mannheim’s public transport provider – will electrify bus service 63, with two 12 meter e-buses serving the entire route.
newstix.de (in German)

Details on Tesla solar chargers in China provided by Hanenergy reveal the use of extra thin film for its photovoltaic system. This makes the car ports very light and easy to install while the conversion rates of the PV system is said to peak at 20.5 per cent.

Found on electrive.com
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