Bombardier E-Mobility

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The world’s only one-stop shop for e-mobility.

PRIMOVE is Bombardier’s complete e-mobility portfolio allowing cities and the transportation industry to easily incorporate electric mobility. It includes wireless charging, compact battery and efficient propulsion systems for electric rail and road vehicles.

PRIMOVE makes sustainable mobility a reality by reducing local CO₂ emissions to zero. It eliminates noise pollution and integrates seamlessly into the environment.

 

 

#Anchor : e-Bus

Competitive with diesel buses

For electric buses, the PRIMOVE package represents a major leap forward by creating a competitive alternative to diesel and hybrid systems. It offers a unique combination of fast inductive charging, light-weight batteries and a fully integrated propulsion system.

Automatic, fast charging

  • Charging as part of operations
  • No battery swapping
  • No extra buses
  • No extra dwell time

Invisible charging infrastructure

  • No cables
  • No overhead lines
  • Immune to bad weather

Smaller, lighter system

Vehicles can carry passengers, not batteries

Enhanced passenger comfort

  • Higher passenger comfort
  • No emissions
  • No noise
  • No vibrations

Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

  • Reduction of the TCO and lifecycle expenses
  • No need to maintain two technologies compared with hybrids
PRIMOVE charging station Berlin Südkreuz

Fast and wireless opportunity charging for e-buses

The PRIMOVE charging system solves the issue of range and recharging constraints when it comes to e-mobility by combining opportunity charging with fast energy transfer at high power levels. Like that, regular stops are turned into charging opportunities. For e-buses, charging stations are strategically positioned in the depot, at end stops and en route at selected bus stops for recharging while letting passengers on and off without extended dwell times. The wireless charging process is seamlessly integrated into operations to allow uninterrupted service, optimum fleet availability and maximized efficiency.

PRIMOVE Battery for e-buses

PRIMOVE Battery for e-buses

At Bombardier, we are extending vehicle electrification and its benefits beyond rail. With the PRIMOVE high power battery systems for e-buses, planned stops are turned into charging opportunities without requiring additional vehicles, interrupting service or affecting dwell times.

The PRIMOVE Battery 60 and 90 are lithium-ion traction battery systems designed to minimize integration efforts on any type and size of electric bus while providing high performance, safety and lifetime. Using PRIMOVE inductive charging, the battery size can be kept to a minimum while allowing the e-bus to operate 7 days per week 24 hours a day.

PRIMOVE Propulsion for e-buses

Reliable turnkey propulsion solution for e-mobility

We are one of the world’s leading providers of propulsion and control equipment for trains. With the PRIMOVE propulsion and controls portfolio, we are extending this know-how and experience into the e-mobility market.

The groundbreaking PRIMOVE propulsion 140 and PRIMOVE propulsion 210 systems deliver sophisticated electrical driveline solutions with clever interfaces for all major vehicle components.

From traction and auxiliary modules to individual solutions, our competitive PRIMOVE propulsion equipment system provides manufacturers and operators with a reliable turnkey system that boosts the overall performance and efficiency of electric buses.

#Anchor : Tram

PRIMOVE for trams

PRIMOVE solutions equip trams and light rail vehicles to run without any unsightly poles or overhead cables in any climate or weather. The energy source is moved underground and charges the electric vehicle via inductive power transfer.

It now becomes possible to integrate light rail systems into urban areas where conventional catenary networks are prohibited or unwelcome – such as city centers, parks, gardens and protected heritage sites. The urban landscape is left untouched, minimizing visual pollution and improving the overall appeal of the city.

No compromise on performance

  • Same great performance as catenary systems
  • Reliable under all environmental conditions

Aesthetic solution

  • No overhead lines
  • Elimination of wires and poles
  • Clears the cityscape
  • Allows for tram operation in previously unsuitable areas

Minimal equipment and infrastructure

  • Less land surface compared with catenary systems
  • Little impact on civil engineering

Fast opportunity charging for trams

In many ways, trams and light rail vehicles are the ultimate form of e-mobility. Yet despite being clean and convenient, they have always been hampered by one disadvantage – catenaries.

With PRIMOVE inductive charging, light rail vehicles can now run without the need for unsightly poles and overhead lines. The energy source is moved underground which means trams can be integrated into urban areas where conventional catenary networks are prohibited or unwelcome.

Charging segments are installed at tram stops, further charging segments can be installed at additional positions along the route if necessary. The combination of dynamic and static charging enables continuous operation and reduces infrastructure investments.

PRIMOVE battery for trams

PRIMOVE Battery for trams

PRIMOVE Batteries for tram and light rail applications can be combined with both inductive and conductive charging for catenary-free operation (CFO).

  • Premium PRIMOVE tram solution: For 100 % CFO lines, using PRIMOVE Batteries and PRIMOVE wireless charging together ensures that the cityscape is not altered or spoiled by catenaries.
  • Standard PRIMOVE tram solution: If overhead lines are acceptable at tram stops and subsequent metres, PRIMOVE Batteries can be charged conductively via the pantograph. This solution is especially suitable for existing catenary systems where CFO is required only on specific sections.
#Anchor : e-Car

PRIMOVE for e-cars

For e-cars, PRIMOVE offers an efficient, safe and economically attractive charging system: the Z-Mover, a charging system that always ensures optimum distancing between transmission coils.

Automatic

  • No cables or plugs
  • Integrated positioning system
  • Ready for autonomous parking
  • Designed for outdoor use

Efficient

  • One system fits all vehicle heights 
  • Highest efficiency
  • Compact and lightweight design

Safe

  • Integrated state-of-the-art metal detection
  • Minimized electro-magnetic emissions
  • No access for living objects 
  • Pinch protection included
#Anchor : e-Truck

PRIMOVE for e-trucks

Thanks to fast, high-power charging, PRIMOVE makes e-mobility realistic even for high power intensive vehicles.

Automatic, fast charging

  • Charging as part of operations (e.g. during handling of goods)
  • No battery swapping

Invisible charging infrastructure

  • No cables
  • No overhead lines
  • Immune to bad weather

Smaller, lighter system

  • Vehicles can carry goods, not batteries

Environmentally friendly

  • No emissions
  • No noise
  • No vibrations

Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

  • Reduction of the TCO and lifecycle expenses
  • No need to maintain two technologies compared with hybrids
#Anchor : Downloads

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