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17.6.14

TECHNO-BUSES * Sweden: Volvo´s

* Volvo to test electric road that charges buses as they're in motion

(Photo: Volvo is planning to test an electric road concept that will charge buses on the fly) 
Stockholm,Sweden -Gizmag, by Stu Robarts -May 20, 2014: -- Volvo has announced plans to study the potential for electric roads that charge buses as they're being driven. The study will be carried out in partnership with the Swedish Transport Administration to further develop sustainable transport. A stretch of electric road may be built in Gothenburg for testing... Volvo has already been testing electric rails built into the road as a means of powering long-haul trucks. It also already produces environmentally-friendly electric buses that are used in Gothenburg... Now, it will look at the feasibility of combining those two concepts. The idea would allow vehicles to be charged wirelessly while they are on the move, without their having to be stationary at a charging point. The vehicles would be charged via electromagnetic induction, in the same way that some electric buses in Korea already are...

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