The project involves laying an Electric Road System (ERS) and static charging stations along a functioning bus route with stops. The first phase will be 400 metres long and have two charging stations. The second extends this to 1000 metres.
Electreon, leading provider of wireless and in-road electric vehicle chargers, will provide static and dynamic wireless charging infrastructure for the project. The electric bus to benefit from it will be a 12 m EV with Lithium-ion ferrous phosphate 422.9kWh battery made by the Chariot Motors Company. The Balingen agreement is worth up to €3.2 million to Electreon. The company will partner EnBW, Germany’s leading electric vehicle charging infrastructure provider.
Balingen follows a successful pilot of Electreon’s technology in Karlsruhe, in partnership with EnBW and Chariot. An electrified road at the EnBW training centre powered a local public bus at peak hours.
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