The future is wireless. We set the standard with charging as it should be.
Think about your daily world – how would that be in the near future if we don’t boost and flexibilize the energy transition that’s taking place? What would the cost of transport be if there’s nothing more than expensive overnight charging solutions? How would our infrastructure look like if we contaminate our streets with charging stations? And how could we introduce autonomous driving or electrify our supply chains if there is no infrastructure that supports autonomously charging? Next-generation wireless charging solutions give an answer to these questions. Since 1996 IPT is at the forefront leading the technology and application innovation of wireless electrification and battery charging.
Combine megatrends like mobility, zero-emission, sustainability, digitalization and all-electric and one thing will become clear: the world as we know it is rapidly changing. Worldwide people are co-operating to reduce the use of natural resources and make transport cleaner, safer and future-proof. Our wireless charging solutions seize the opportunities of digitization and use magnetic induction to allow all kinds of transport as well as industrial processes to be powered electrically in a cost-effective way.
Turn Your Charging Challenges into Reality
IPT Technology offers a complete portfolio for wireless charging Heavy Duty or Light Duty vehicles such as cars, fleets, buses, trucks but also forklifts, street scooters and ships.
IPT® Charge Bus – Stay Competitive with Clean Technology
Public transport is evolving rapidly, both literally and figuratively, to remain competitive and become more environmental friendly. In parallel public transport operators need to maintain the high reliability and availability that is required by the character of their service. And with public authorities getting more and more involved in keeping their cities clean, there is also an ever-increasing demand for clean and silent technologies to power public transport. IPT® Charge Bus puts clean, silent and zero-emission at your fingertips. The technology is used to charge buses of all sizes, full electric as well as hybrid buses.
IPT® Charge Bus is a unique system which enables electric buses to operate fully on the principle of en-route charging to extend the range of an electric bus. A minimal onboard energy storage, enough to reach the next charging station plus a small safety margin, becomes practically sufficient to operate a vehicle optimally. The optimal charging scenario depends on the type of bus, the profile of the route and other factors and consequently so do the resulting advantages. But common for all scenarios is that IPT® Charge Bus offers entirely new perspectives for the operation and design of electric buses.
IPT® Charge Bus is a wireless power transfer system that allows electrical energy to be supplied to consumers without any electrical or mechanical contact or intervention. Charging can be made possible at virtually any opportunity. The modularity of IPT® Charge Bus makes it versatile and suitable for all typical bus sizes. Besides, it allows extremely flexible adaption to operational demands.
Fast En-Route Opportunity Charging
Charging stations are located in the depot, at end-stops also en-route by strategically positioned bus stops for wireless recharging while letting passengers on and off. The charging process is seamlessly integrated to allow continuous service, optimum fleet availability and high efficiency.
The Technology behind IPT Wireless Charging
IPT® wireless charge bus is based on high power inductive energy transfer between components integrated into streets and the receiving equipment installed beneath the vehicle. These components communicate with the vehicle to start the contactless charging process automatically as the vehicle simply covers the charging segment on the floor.
Wireless Opportunity Charging – Reducing Life Cycle Related Costs with Electric Buses
What do Torino, London, Utrecht, Milton Keynes and Madrid have in common? They are the first cities that have adopted our wireless charging systems in their countries. Each of them has not just tested our system but right away replaced one or more existing Diesel bus routes with a fleet of fully-electric buses.
Wireless inductive charging best provides its benefits when applied as en-route charging system. Charging opportunities installed at one or both ends of a route top-up the batteries for typically 5 to 10 minutes while the bus is waiting at the terminus before a new trip/round-trip starts. Obviously, wireless inductive charging can also be used as an overnight charging system in the depot. Especially for inner-city depots with significant space restrictions, a system that if required can almost completely be built below ground solves problems.