Huge Wireless Charging Bus Project Announced In Indianapolis

Initially, three 300 kW wireless fast charging stations will be used by 31 electric buses

Wireless charging specialist Momentum Dynamics, along with electric bus manufacturer BYD and Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), announced so far the largest wireless fast charging deployment.

The project will initially start with three on-route 300 kW wireless charging stations, which will provide quick charging boosts for 31 electric buses. In theory, the buses visiting the charging stations at endpoints of the route could operate with unlimited range, 24/7.

“Momentum Dynamics Corporation, the global leader in high-power wireless charging for electric vehicles, announced today that in partnership with BYD and IndyGo, it will install three 300-kilowatt inductive charging points in Indianapolis, the highest capacity system of its kind implemented anywhere in the world. With the high-power system in place, IndyGo will be positioned to recharge its electric transit fleet of 31 buses at a rate higher than any other wireless charging deployment. 

Momentum Dynamics’ technology will help power IndyGo’s sixty-foot electric buses on the Red Line rapid transit route through on-route charging. Each time the bus reaches an inductive charger, located at endpoints of the route, the battery automatically receives a charging boost enabling the vehicle to continue along the route. This fully automated charging strategy reduces overall operation and maintenance costs while avoiding local emissions.”

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Momentum Dynamics already deployed wireless fast charging stations in four states and the latest project is called the largest wireless EV charging deployment in history.

“Momentum Dynamics’ wireless inductive chargers are currently deployed in four states, providing real-world results and reliable performance. Upcoming deployments in Massachusetts and Norway will continue the company’s mission of installing high-power wireless charging technology that eliminates harmful emissions, reduces operating costs and improves charging efficiency for electric vehicles.”

Momentum Dynamics CEO and Founder, Andrew Daga, said:

“We are incredibly excited to partner with BYD and IndyGo to install 300-kilowatt wireless inductive charging stations, which will extend driving range for the BYD buses. We are moving toward an electric transportation future, and Indianapolis is leading the pack both nationally and globally. As public transit agencies transition fleets to electric vehicles, they see substantial economic and environmental benefits with on-route wireless charging technology.” 

Bobby Hill, vice president, BYD Coach & Bus said:

“BYD applauds IndyGo for bringing zero emission technology to its community, reducing air pollution and providing smoother, quieter trips for riders. BYD is working hand-in-hand with IndyGo to ensure the continued success of its service.” 

Mike Terry, IndyGo president and CEO said:

“IndyGo is focused on embracing innovations that improve service reliability, reduce carbon emissions, and increase operational efficiency. The partnership between BYD and Momentum Dynamics to install a wireless inductive charging solution promises to extend the range of BYD buses on the Red Line.”

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