IPT® Charge for London’s red double-deckers on route 69

Video image LondonSince 2015 hybrid-electric double-deckers serve bus route 69, in order to improve London’s air quality. With the help of IPT® Charge these buses can run for more than 80 % of their 20 hour day in all-electric mode. Geo-fencing capabilities allow the automatic switching to all-electric mode. Seven days a week the buses cross London from Canning Town Bus Station to Walthamstow Central Bus Station. The installation was realised within the ZeEUS project. Learn more about London’s route 69 here in the video!

New IPT® Charge catalogue online

IPT Charge CatalogueCompetitive, clean and efficient – this is future public transport. The scenario is already realistic today with IPT® Charge. Learn more about how IPT Charge works, how it benefits public transportation and how and where to use it – in our new catalogue!

The History of Future

IPT Charge Film History-of-FutureInductive power transfer for electric buses and other e-vehicles is new? Far from it! As early as in the last century electric vehicles have been successfully charged with IPT® Charge and installations are still in operation today. See the long history of a sustainable and viable technology which makes e-buses competitive already today – click here.

UK: IPT® Charging Station in Bristol

Hybrid double-decker buses equipped with IPT® Charge technology

It is one of the concluding highlights in a series of green initiatives of the European Green Capital Bristol: With a launch event George Ferguson, mayor of Bristol, opened the service 72 for diesel-electric double-deckers in January 2016. The buses are inductively charged at the terminus of the Bristol Launch-Event 20160107-2line. The service connects the University of the West of England with the city centre. On parts of its way, for example in the city centre, the bus is driving emission-free. Outside of these sections, it is driving on a diesel-electric basis. The automatic switching between diesel-electric and purely electric driving is achieved with the help of geo-fencing. The aim is to significantly improve the air quality in chosen areas. Thanks to the inductive charging station every hybrid bus can drive main parts of the route electrically. The double-deckers were constructed by Alexander Dennis Ltd. and the operator of the line is First Bus Group.