Wireless charging electric taxi trial goes live in Nottingham
The ‘Wireless Charging of Electric Taxis’ (WiCET) project funded by the British government started a few days ago. At a taxi rank in Nottingham, nine converted electric and hybrid taxis now charge via induction pads with 10 kW. The trial is the first of its kind in the UK and has taken some time.
Study on energy storage in wireless charging roads
In the USA, a research team from Cornell University has published a study revealing concrete advantages in wireless charging roads equipped with energy storage systems. The research team developed a coupled transportation–power system framework for incorporation of a wireless charging road system into the real-time electricity market.
Germany’s EDAG patents wireless EV charging technology
As part of the German LaneCharge project, their engineering partner EDAG developed a new process for inductive charging of electric cars and applied for the patent. A key point: unlike previous approaches, EDAG set the charging intelligence in the vehicle and no longer in the road.
Île-de-France Mobilités: bendy e-buses for Paris
Île-de-France Mobilités, the entity responsible for organising public transport in the Paris metropolitan area, is awarding a contract to a consortium of Van Hool, Kiepe Electric and Alstom to build a fleet of 24-metre-long, all-electric, double-articulated buses.
Wave to develop high voltage inductive charging system
The US company Wave (Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification), a subsidiary of Ideanomics, develops inductive charging systems for electric commercial vehicles. For future developments, Wave is planning 500 and 1,000 kW charging power – and explicitly refers to the Tesla Semi.
Sprint Power trials wireless charging in the UK
Sprint Power is leading what they say is a multi-million-pound UK government-backed project that aims to demonstrate the suitability of wireless charging technology for fleet vehicles. The trials will start next month for 6-8 months in Leeds, Nottingham and Warwick.
Momentum delivers 300 kW inductive charging
In the US state of Washington, Momentum Dynamics has installed three additional inductive charging systems for the Link Transit authority electric bus fleet in Wenatchee. Charging capacities of up to 300 kW mean that electric buses can be charged wirelessly within a few minutes.
Tesvolt joins Stercom on inductive charging
German specialist for Lithium battery storage for industry and commerce, Tesvolt, has now become a shareholder of Stercom Power Solutions, a German first mover in inductive charging. The two companies want to drive forward the wireless charging of electric cars, buses and trucks. The goal is “inductive supercharging” at 200 kW.