2016: Scania tests fast wireless charging in urban traffic

2016: Scania tests fast wireless charging in urban traffic

The Nordic region’s first bus service featuring wireless (inductive) bus stop charging starts. A newly developed electric hybrid bus from Scania is operated in regular urban traffic in Södertälje, Sweden, as part of efforts to identify new more sustainable solutions for public transport in urban environments. Wireless bus stop charging means that the bus parks over a charging segment located under the road surface at the charging station, where charging occurs automatically. The bus is a hybrid bus, i.e. it also features technology to enable the bus’s batteries to be charged during operation by utilising braking power. Charging may also occur using the bus’s combustion engine, which operates on fossil-free fuel.