Norway will build the world’s first network of stations for wireless charging electric vehicles
Oslo is preparing to become the first city with a network of powerful stations for wireless charging of electric vehicle batteries built into the road surface.
By 2025, Norway plans to ban the sale of gas-powered cars, and has already launched the process of switching to environmentally friendly transport. As part of the EletcriCity project, the Oslo city administration, together with a number of private companies, plans to create a network of inductive charging stations for the local electric car taxis.
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Chargers will be built on the road so that taxis can recharge the battery during the day without departing from the route while waiting for a new call. The system does not require absolutely any physical connections and will be activated automatically after the car parks over the specified area.
At the same time, the software package built into the car will independently establish a connection and will collect statistical data to optimize the charging schedule. Each replenishment of 50 kW of energy will allow the electric car to travel for 6-8 minutes.
As part of the project, Oslo authorities began working with carmaker Jaguar Land Rover, the developer of inductive charging systems Momentum Dynamics, the largest Scandinavian taxi service Cabonline and the energy company Fortum Recharge.
To test the system, Jaguar will provide 25 I-PACE Cabonline fleets in which Momentum Dynamic induction charge receivers are pre-installed.
The Oslo administration expects that the project will not only improve the environmental situation in the city, but also increase the income of taxi drivers, since they will need to devote less time to servicing the vehicle.
Earlier we also reported that Ford is developing interior odor sensors to improve taxi service.
, Resett, diagram: Jaguar Land Rover