Electric Bus Could Charge Itself At Every Stop
Instead of plugging in to refresh its energy, Utah State University has demonstrated a high-efficiency wireless power transfer system.
Utah State University has demonstrated a first-of-its-kind electric bus and inductive charging system. This technology could be very useful for bus stops, as the vehicles stick to planned routes and could recharge every time they pass through a stop via a pad in the ground.
The Aggie Bus benefits from a high-power, high-efficiency wireless power transfer system capable of transferring enough energy to quickly charge an electric vehicle. It has demonstrated 90% electrical transfer efficiency of five kilowatts over an air gap of 10 inches.