Wireless electric buses

Wireless electric buses

The cost and logistics involved in running electric buses have prevented them from becoming mainstream in urban environments, however, this five-year demonstration pilot has brought wireless charging technology to power a fleet of eight electric buses in Milton Keynes. The technology enables the electric buses to run non-stop throughout the working day – up to 17 hours a day, seven days week – with a significantly lower carbon footprint than their diesel counterparts. The buses draw power wirelessly from 120kW charger plates embedded in the road at either end of the 15-mile route. The pilot enables all parties involved to examine how the new technology performs in a real-world setting.

Location

United Kingdom (UK)
Milton Keynes