Oslo to launch wireless charging

The City of Oslo is about to launch the world's first high-powered wireless taxis, allowing the vehicles to recharge without cables and sustain longer working hours.

The programme known as ElectriCity, is a technology partnership with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Nordic taxi operator Cabonline (NorgesTaxi), charge point operator Fortum Recharge, US technology developer Momentum Dynamics and the City of Oslo.

JLR will provide 25 Jaguar I-PACE models to Cabonline, the largest taxi network in the Nordics. Multiple charging plates rated at 50-75 kW each, are installed in the ground in series at pick-up-drop-off points. This allows each equipped taxi to charge while queuing for the next fare. The system, which uses no cables and situated below ground, requires no physical connection between charger and vehicle, engages automatically and provides on average 6-8 minutes of energy per each charge up to 50kW.

The taxi then receives multiple charges throughout the day on its return to the rank, maintaining a high battery state of charge and the ability to remain in 24/7 service without driving range restrictions.

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