22 Feb '12, 2pm

Wireless Solar Charger for Electric Buses Keeps Commuters Rolling

Wireless Solar Charger for Electric Buses Keeps Commuters Rolling

Although individual consumers may be reluctant to trade in their gas guzzlers for electric vehicles, public transit departments have already been experimenting with these low-emission alternatives. But the challenges of electric transportation are the same for municipalities: mainly, how do you keep the vehicles fully charged without constant interruptions to the travel schedule? The ATC Solar Curve Bus Stop concept by Studio Mango , featured recently on Design Buzz , could be an answer to this conundrum. Designed for integration with existing bus stops in the Dutch city of Noord-Brabant, the Solar Curve would place inductive charging technology into bus stops that would allow electric buses to recharge their batteries every time they stop to pick up passengers. Inductive charging uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. Energy is sent through ...

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