Utah State University Unveils Wirelessly Charged Electric Bus - Electric Car Design Consultants, Green Living Expert, Guru
From the Laboratory to the Roadway: Aggie Bus Uses First of a Kind Inductive Charging System LOGAN, UTAH, November 15, 2012 – Utah State University announced today that it has demonstrated a first-of-its-kind electric bus that is charged through wireless charging technology. The Aggie Bus rolled onto the streets carrying passengers today; just 16 months after USU demonstrated the first high-power, high-efficiency wireless power transfer system capable of transferring enough energy to quickly charge an electric vehicle. In July 2011, the USU Research Foundation demonstrated 90 percent electrical transfer efficiency of five kilowatts over an air gap of 10 inches. The demonstration validated that electric vehicles can efficiently be charged with wireless technology.
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