Authorities in Dubai are taking further steps to promote the use of eco-friendly modes of public transport.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out trial runs for wireless charging of electric vehicles and buses while they are on the move.
Power-charging grids have been laid out underneath a 60-metre stretch of road strip in Dubai Silicon Oasis.
The tests have been carried out using the Shaped Magnetic Field In Resonance (SMFIR) technology.
Officials say they’ve had promising results compared to the conventional cable charging system.
The initiative will ensure seamless operations as the vehicles won’t have to stop at charging stations.
However, there are no immediate plans to implement the system on a permanent basis as the technology is still evolving.
Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of the RTA’s Public Transport Agency shared the details with ARN News.
RTA has launched the test-run of the dynamic wireless charging of electric vehicles and buses in motion using the Shaped Magnetic Field In Resonance technology. pic.twitter.com/imJbwHXoJc— RTA (@rta_dubai) February 12, 2020