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Milton Keynes to trial wireless charging for electric buses

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

The UK’s first electric bus service to use inductive wireless charging is to be launched next summer in Milton Keynes.

The project will see eight all-electric buses replace diesel vehicles on route 7 operated by Arriva. Rather than having to have their batteries recharged at the depot, the vehicles will use inductive charging technology to recharge on the street.

Power transmitted from a primary coil buried in the road will be picked up by a secondary coil on the bus. The coils will be...

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