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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 Min-
istry of Transport, Building and Urban Develop-
ment, is very pleased with the easy handling
of the Mercedes A-Class E-CELL vehicle. We
quote: “Inductor coils? Fabulous! Okay, at first
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; just 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 elec-
tric 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 oppor-
tunity 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 bat-
tery 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.
Charging technology of the future has been proven in practice
charge and go!
Conductix-Wampfler GmbH
Rheinstrasse 27 + 33
79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany
Contact
Mathias Wechlin
Phone: +49 7621 662287
Fax: +49 7621 6627287
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