Inductive charging ships

Inductive charging system suits electric ferries

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Inductive charging system suits electric ferries

German company IPT Technology has introduced an inductive charging system for battery electric ferries. The system can achieve charging capacities of up to 100 kW. This wireless ship charging is already being used in a first project in Norway.

The project in Norway is particularly special: It is a ferry that connects the districts of the southern Norwegian city of Fredrikstad with each other via a river. As the 15-metre-long passenger ferry with space for up to 50 passengers is in operation 24/7, long charging breaks in the concept phase for switching to an electric ferry were ruled out. Charging cables were too impractical for many short charging stops. With the current inductive solution, the ferry’s batteries are charged while passengers board and disembark.

On average, up to 150 short charging processes take place. The charging stops only last 112 seconds on average, which means that it is only possible to charge two kilowatt-hours per stop. Due to the frequency of charging stops, however, this is sufficient to keep the battery level in the electric ferry at around 72 per cent.

IPT also offers inductive charging systems for electric buses and electric cars but sees the new ferry application as a major growth area. “The shipping sector has enormous growth potential and is still in its infancy when it comes to electromobility,” the company writes in their accompanying press release. The inductive charging systems are particularly suitable for charging watercraft for a number of reasons, for example, they do not suffer from water accumulating in plug connections, the system is “extremely reliable in harsh marine climates” – and in Norway also insensitive to ice and snow. At present, the charging system for electric ships can be operated by a single person; in the future, autonomous operation will also be possible, according to IPT.

Author: Chris Randall

We are hiring Sales & Business Development Managers E-mobility

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Job offer

We are hiring Sales & Business Development Managers E-mobility

The future is wireless – IPT-Technology sets the standard. Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) is the technology for a seamless and efficient power transfer, no matter what industrial or e-mobility application!

We are growing and hiring Sales & Business Development Managers E-Mobility (location flexible, home-based option). You become part of our commercial team, joining us to develop E-Mobility landscapes by promoting and developing Wireless Power Transfer solutions for all type of light & heavy-duty electric transport applications. You turn wireless charging into a daily used omnipresent technology. Some Public bus and ferry transport organisations in key European cities are proving our IPT technology every day already for many years. Today we see municipalities, public transport organisations, car fleet owners and car OEM setting their E-Mobility roadmaps; it will be your mission to put wireless charging successfully as their preferred option.

Do you want to join us in developing a wireless and plugless future to charge electric vehicles, in different markets and countries, then join our International sales team!

The Job
As a Sales & Business Development Manager, you create market awareness, generate leads, bring in projects and pilots up to closing sales contracts on an international scale. Based on your input our 3 years R&D technical roadmap is built.  Besides bringing in sales your essential tasks will include:

  • Proactively seek new business opportunities in the market
  • Target primary decision-makers to promote IPT Technology and inductive solutions as prevailing charging technology.
  • Develop and maintain network with key prospects and customers: OEM (Bus, Ship, Truck, Car), Public transport organisations (PTO Bus/ferry), Cities and Municipalities, Airports, Harbors, Logistic & delivery firms, car fleet owners (taxi, lease companies, Car-sharing) Charge point operators, city landscape architects, etc.
  • Develop and work with Agents & Distributors to develop and manage local projects
  • implement & qualify marketing activities. Play an integral role in pitches, presentations, shows and events

What you bring:
Foremost we look for people with the right electric drive!  You are eager to build and develop from scratch, you love technology, are a persuasive communicator and lots of energy to be out in the market. Enthusiasm for our technology, electric mobility and the energy transition is, of course, a must.

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree is required (Technical, Business, Commercial).
  • Clear experience in technical sales or background in business development of new energy technologies
  • Background in electric vehicle charging, (automotive) power electronics or specialised knowledge of EVCS, Power Conditional System, and Battery Energy Storage System is an advantage.

Our offer
A front-row seat at a company which is accelerating one of the most impactful changes in recent history, the shift to wireless charging e-mobility. Besides this, you will be surrounded by a smart and ambitious group of people in an international environment. Salary is competitive, and we offer attractive additional benefits on top. At IPT Technology, you choose your challenges.

About IPT Technology
We’re a forefront leading solutions provider of the technology and application innovation of wireless electrification and battery charging. We design, manufacture, install and service wireless charging systems to power up all type of vehicles ranging from cars, buses to ships, robots and material handling equipment.

What’s next?
Are you our new commercial talent? Developing tomorrow’s cable-free urban charging infrastructure and next-gen E Mobility looks ideal for your next adventure? Perfect. We’d love to hear from you! Please send over your resume and cover letter, including the top 3 reasons why you’re an excellent fit for IPT to email:

Any questions first? Don’t hesitate to contact Richard van den Dool at +31 (0) 681601716 or at +49 (0) 151 19412998

Recruitment agencies & headhunters, we don’t require your services.

ISO 9001 IPT

Passed! We renew our ISO 9001 certification

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Customer satisfaction is our number one goal, and therefore we strive for quality into every part of our organisation. 

We are happy to inform you that we have successfully passed the audit and are now re-certified by the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.

What does this certification stand for, and what are the benefits for you?

ISO 9001:2015 is the most recognised and implemented quality management system standard in the world. ISO 9001:2015 specifies the requirements for a QMS that organisations can use to develop their own programs. Customer satisfaction is our number one goal, and therefore we strive for quality into every part of our organisation. 

Each element of a quality management system helps achieve the overall goals of meeting our customers and the organisation’s requirements.

  • Improving processes
  • Reducing waste
  • Lowering costs
  • Facilitating and identifying training opportunities
  • Engaging staff
  • Setting organisation-wide direction

With DIN ISO 9001:2015, the focus is on qualitative elements such as e.g. quality management, the monitoring of testing instruments and measuring equipment, the documentation of all relevant processes, or the regulation of knowledge and risk management. 

This way, even existing processes that already function well can be optimised and perfected to an even higher degree.

In daily cooperation with other companies, also with the decision-making process of both our and your customers – the certifications help as orientation aids and provide the foundation for taking a qualified decision. 

Meet IPT Technology at Busworld

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Want to reduce your battery size, weight and cost per bus?

Then visit our booth and discover the optimal charging scenario with en-route charging.

18-23 October 2019

Brussels Expo, Hall 1, stand #178



With almost 50 years of experience, Busworld is the oldest and one of the most famous bus and coach exhibition. This exhibition presents the latest developments in the industry and covers three sectors: coach and bus builders, accessories, public transportation and tourism. 

Our IPT Team will be pleased to welcome you.

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IPT Charge in use in Madrid e-buses

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IPT® Charge makes e-buses in Madrid suitable for everyday use

On bus route 76 in Madrid the first inductively charged all-electric buses are in service

Madrid is starting to combat air pollution: Not only are e-buses more comfortable for the passengers, but they are also locally emission-free. With e-buses, the city sets a good example and demonstrates how to make e-mobility suitable for everyday use thanks to IPT inductive charging.

Since 2017 electric buses have been in operation on the bus route 76. They replaced gas hybrid buses which had been previously used on the line. Of course, here too, the question arises about the range for a purely electric drive. To be able to last through their daily operational time from 6:00 to 24:00, they are equipped with inductive technology. They actively use the principle of opportunity charging: At both termini, the batteries of the buses are charged wirelessly for a few minutes within the given scheduled time buffer. Thus much smaller and cheaper batteries can be used to achieve the desired range. This also optimizes the use of the batteries and the smaller batteries allow more space and payload. The process of inductive charging starts automatically as soon as the bus stops over the charging station. The charging technology is inconspicuously embedded in the road and leaves the cityscape intact so not to cut the blue sky of Madrid.

Line 76 connects Plaza Beata in the southern city center with Villaverde with busses running every 9-15 minutes. Every year, the converted buses will travel 54,000 km, avoiding significant CO2 and NOx emissions thanks to the electric drive, and reducing the cost of fuel through the efficiency of the drive train. Not only has the use of the buses a positive environmental effect, but it also reflects in lower costs.

Largest wirelessly charged electric bus fleet in Europe

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Turin & Genua – with 17 years the longest fleet of 23 e-buses with inductive charging technology in operation

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

Since 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 per 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.