WiTricity is partnering with Yutong Bus to provide wireless charging for its autonomous electric buses.

The company’s wireless Halo chargers will initially be used to power Yutong’s Xiaoyu 2.0 autonomous electric minibuses in Zhengzhou, China.

The Level 4 autonomous bus seats 10 passengers has a range of 150 kilometres on each charge.

Autonomous Bus Wireless Charging
Yutong’s Xiaoyu 2.0 autonomous minibus

This project will be the first commercial application of wireless charging for an autonomous electric bus.

Alex Gruzen, CEO of WiTricity said:

We are so excited to see this first real demonstration with YuTong Bus of wireless charging powering autonomy at scale. As autonomy progresses, the logistics of charging and servicing will become even more critical. WiTricity wireless EV charging can enable the next generation of electrified transportation and logistics.

A video of the Yutong autonomous bus charging wirelessly can be viewed here.


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