MotorTorque finds Korean electric buses that charges on the go

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Boffins in South Korea have developed a new ‘wireless’ charging system that charges the country’s electric buses on the go.

Korean Electric charging roads

Korean Electric charging roads

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Gumi, South Korea, has came up with the new system that enables buses to be charged on the go via cables that run under the road.

KAIST’s new system is called Shaped Magnetic Field In Resonance (SMFIR) and utilises cables that sit under the road that, when operating at a specific frequency, create an electromagnetic field.

The resonance created by the cables in the road is then turned into electricity by a coil fitted in the bus, which means that the buses can be powered on the run – eliminating the need to stop and charge.

The city of Gumi in South Korean already has two such buses on the road, but will the UK see some of these soon?

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