DUTCH CITY OF DEN BOSCH TESTS ELECTRIC BUS WITH PROOV INDUCTION CHARGING
Published on 31.10.2012
In the Dutch city of Den Bosch a test has begun with an electrical bus, whose accumulators are charged through induction. The bus and the induction charging system have been developed by the Dutch company Proov, using among others technology from Conductix Wampfler. The basic vehicle is a Volvo 8700 citybus, which by Volvo-dealer Bluekens and Emoss has been fitted with an electric driveline and batteries.
At each stop the accumulators are charged fast through induction, which means that the bus is able to cover its route without an enormous amount of batteries on board. The electric driveline of the bus is based on existing techniques