IPT® Biggest e-bus fleet with inductive charging technology in operation for many years to come

The operation of the bus lines Star 1 and 2 with and thanks to
IPT® Charge provides a unique experience

IPT Charge Turin Busse induktivSince the rollout (2002/2003), the electric buses in Turin have been the largest electric bus fleet in Europe for many years. The vehicles and their wireless charging technology are so successful and easy to use that the Turin public transport company (GTT) is planning on their deployment for many years to come. 200 km per day and bus have accumulated over the years to a unique experience.

The buses, which were originally equipped with lead batteries (63 kWh), were able to achieve the required power requirements only by means of inductive opportunity charging. Charging stations were set up at each end of the bus lines. The regular waiting times according to the timetables are used to load the buses for a few minutes for the next route. Thus the range of the buses can be multiplied.

The technology of cable-free charging solutions is literally a "hidden champion": built in such a way that one can only recognize its presence on the second or third glance, it allows a bus operation that is clean, quiet, efficient and absolutely competitive to diesel buses. Arguments that have convinced in Turin.

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 coIPT E-Bus induktiv Bristol12ncluding 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 line. 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.