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British City Replacing Diesel Buses with Wirelessly Charging Electric Buses

 
The British city of Milton Keynes is replacing the diesel buses on its Nº7 route with eight electric buses that will use wireless charging.

British Buses Going Electric

A five-year collaboration agreement committing to replacing diesel buses with all new electric ones was signed by eight separate organisations, led by a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co Europe. The bus routes should see the electric buses by the summer of 2013.

The wireless charging will allow the buses to charge when power transmitted from a primary coil buried in the road is picked up by a secondary coil on the bus, which needs spend only 10 minutes parked over a coil to replenish two-thirds of the energy consumed by the bus’s route.
 

 
Running seven days a week, the eight buses are expected to remove approximately 500 tonnes of tailpipe CO2 emissions per year, as well as 45 tonnes of other noxious tailpipe emissions.

Source: Green Car Congress
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