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Korea to have electric buses charged by induction loops

  • 15-02-2013 12:22pm
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    They are putting the money into the infrastructure , which means you need smaller batteries and less time recharging , so the vehicles are cheaper and less downtime.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/14/electric_road/
    From July, two electric buses will travel back and forth along the 24km road from Gumi station, but they won't need to recharge as induction loops along the route will top up the battery as they roll.

    The technology is coming from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and is little more than an extensive field trial. It should see electric buses able to drive around without relying on huge batteries or overhead wires, and while installation is expensive the technology could make electric cars viable too.


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