TEL AVIV STARTS PILOT WITH CHARGING BY ELECTRIC ROADS
In Tel Aviv (Israel) a pilot will start with wireless electric roads for charging buses for public transportation. It is the first project of its kind in Israel. The “charging roads” will be installed between Tel Aviv University Railway Station and Klatzkin Terminal in Ramat Aviv. Of the two kilometre route 600 meters will be of the new “electric road”. Partners in this pilot project are Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, ElectReon and Dan Bus Company.
The project will enable specially-equipped electric buses, capable of being charged directly from under-road electric infrastructure. Following the completion of tests and integration of the technology within approximately two months, a Dan Bus Company electric bus will commence regular journeys on the route.
The execution of the pilot project forms part of a municipal policy attaching great importance to electric vehicles and reducing air pollution in the city. This will be carried out by constructing electric roads to encourage energy independent public transportation; placing EV charging stations in public spaces; and adopting innovative initiatives and technologies in various fields, including transportation.
Accordingly, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality signed a collaboration agreement with Israeli company ElectReon, the developer and installer of electric road systems for charging electric vehicles while traveling. The construction of an electric road to charge public transportation vehicles will make Tel Aviv-Yafo the first city worldwide to roll out the technology for charging buses on a wide scale.