25 Sep '12, 11am

City of Milton Keynes adding wirelessly charged electric buses to fleet

City of Milton Keynes adding wirelessly charged electric buses to fleet 25 September 2012 The city of Milton Keynes in the UK is replacing the diesel buses on its Nº7 route with eight electric buses that will use wireless charging. Eight organisations led by a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co Europe signed a five-year collaboration agreement committing to the replacement of the diesel buses with their all-electric counterparts on one of the main bus routes in the city by summer 2013. The buses will charge when power transmitted from a primary coil buried in the road is picked up by a secondary coil on the bus. 10 minutes parked over a coil will replenish two thirds of the energy consumed by the bus’s route. The primary coils will be placed at three points on the bus route, and the buses will charge in the time scheduled for driver breaks at the end of the route. The eight electri...

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