electrical engineering and infrastructure
charge and go!
Consumer use and acceptance of wireless charging solutions has been proven: a family chosen to live in the Efficiency House Plus, a model project sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, is very pleased with the easy handling of the Mercedes A-Class E-CELL vehicle. We quote: "Inductor coils? Fabulous! Okay, at fi rst we thought wireless charging was just a toy for tech-loving engineers. But then we came to love the convenience - no need to plug it in. ust park it and the car is good to go in the morning. The family`s blog on the Ministry`s website speaks for itself. More experts conclude that in the future electric vehicles will become central in public transport. Projects are being launched all over the world targeting the plugless charging of electric vehicles. Energy transfer within a mat-ter of minutes at the bus stop. For instance, an electric bus field trial in Italy shows that opportunity charging done along the route provides sufficient energy and reduces long-term costs. For more than ten years, these 30 buses have been in operation via Inductive Power Transfer (IPT©) from the Conductix-Wampfler system. In the Netherlands, a field trial launched in 2012 of an electric bus shows that one 120 kWh battery covers some 280 km per day, without longer stops for charging than the bus schedule allows.Conductix-Wampfler, the specialist for energy supply and data transmission and, since 1997, for inductive power transfer.