OLEV Buses Charge While Driving



We’ve heard of electric vehicles having to wait and park in order to recharge. Although innovative, this is not convenient. To tackle this problem, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a solution. The system, called OLEV (online electric vehicle), lets vehicles charge themselves while on the road or even when stationary.

Last month, two self-charging buses outfitted with OLEV took to the road in Gumi, a city in central South Korea, carrying commuters along a 15-mile roundtrip route. These buses are equipped with lithium-ion batteries, charged by electric cables under the road. These cables create a magnetic field, which a receiving device under the OLEV converts into electricity, wirelessly charging the batteries on board. 10 more buses that charge while driving are expected to hit the road in Gumi by 2015.

via http://green2morrow.blogspot.com/2013/09/kaist-bus-charges-itself-en-route.html?m=1