Throughout an operational day, wireless charging stations along the route maintain the state-of-charge (SOC). The battery is entirely recharged at night for the next day.
The buses receive a high-strength current through the pantograph several times throughout the day for a power boost; this is referred to as “opportunity charging” for buses that are typically charged overnight. Buses can travel farther every day because each top-up takes less than 10 minutes.
Fewer buses are required to deliver the same high level of service due to the quick top-up time and increased range of each bus, freeing up resources to be allocated to other parts of the network.
In order to provide buses with a swift, high-power charge, the new technology uses a pantograph, an arm-like structure that fastens itself to the top. The bus and pantograph can talk to one another via wireless RFID technology. This technology has never been applied before.
Global electric bus wireless charging market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
The first-ever public wireless road project in Germany will use technology from Electreon the industry leader in wireless and in-road wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging for commercial and passenger EVs. A public electric bus will be powered by this initiative.
With Dan Bus Company, an Israeli bus company, the leading provider of wireless and in-road wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology has inked a five-year agreement to extend its wireless charging network to support public electric bus routes.
It will provide 200 electric buses with active charging at running city terminals (stations) for the buses in between runs and while passengers board and disembark.
At the Tel Aviv University terminal, an electric bus from the Dan Bus Company is being charged using wireless charging technology from ElectReon.
For the electric buses operated by Dan Bus Company, this charging strategy will enable a reduction in the electrical grid connection capacities at the bus facilities as well as a reduction in vehicle battery capacity, size, and weight. This will reduce fleet vehicle downtime and enable longer operational hours.
Dan will pay a monthly charge to ElectReon for the entire charging service stack for roughly 200 electric buses at various operating terminals in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area and in Israel’s Southern District.
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