Well London has gone on and advanced a bit. We have all heard about their intent to go green, resorting to electric-powered vehicles. And now the next step is on how to ensure that they are powered up or get the ample recharging when necessary.
With Milton Keynes expected to be busy from later this month onwards, the new buses will have the ability to travel longer. Apparently this is all thanks to a wireless booster charge which they would receive from beginning to end of their route.
This is done through the plates which are embedded on the roads, a first for buses who would be prowling the UK.
The inductive charging capable fleet will run on the Number 7 route, where it will cover the length of 25km (15 miles) between the Milton Keynes suburbs of Wolverton and Bletchley, and it has been estimated to carry around 800,000 passengers annually.
A full night’s worth of charging at the depot should be able to let it go to “work” with vigor, and being on the receiving end of the booster charges throughout the entire working day.