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Fast Inductive Recharge For Public Transport On Medium Dimension Electric Buses: The First Experience In Genoa

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040611

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

610 kb

Author(s)

C. Carnevali, G. Garbarini, R. Genova, M. Mazzucchelli & A. Sasso

Abstract

Aim of this paper is to describe the first experience in the field of the \“inductive recharge” carried on by AMT (public urban transport company) in Genoa, that for this purpose has deployed a fleet of medium capacity electric buses. The use of an inductive coupling avoids any contacts between the user and the recharge system, operating in a high level of protection and security environment. The recharge of the vehicle is carried out by the magnetic coupling of two coils that let the energy exchange to take place. The autonomy, a fundamental parameter that has to be considered in the evaluation of a transport system like this, has demonstrated the effectiveness of the adopted recharge system ph

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