World's first electric buses that 'charge as they drive' hit roads in South Korea

London, Aug 08 : A couple of Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) buses, that can recharge while driving over specially equipped asphalt, have hit South Korea roads.

According to the project's developer, the 12km route is the first of its kind in the world, the BBC reported.

The vehicles, which are fitted with compatible equipment, do not need to stop to recharge and they can also be fitted with smaller than normal batteries.

Two public buses are already using the technology and there are plans to add 10 more by 2015.

Dong-Ho Cho, who led the team behind the scheme at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), said that this is certainly a turning point for OLEV to become more commercialised and widely accepted for mass transportation.

However, another transportation expert, Dr Paul Nieuwenhuis from the Centre for Automotive Industry Research at Cardiff University, claimed that though there is a lot of potential for this technology for public transport applications, for private electric vehicles the cost of fitting all roads with such systems may be prohibitive.

--ANI (Posted on 09-08-2013)

automobile-news headlines

Driverless cars to make driving safer

Driverless cars to make driving safer

Fiat India sets up free summer check up camps

Volvo cars explores future of child protection

Honda introduces 'Anniversary edition' of Amaze

Mercedes-Benz launches SUV GL 63 AMG

Hyundai receives 11,000 bookings of entry-level sedan Xcent

Soon, Supersonic car that will travel at 1,000mph

Tata Motors global sales at 95,668 units in March

Tata Motors global wholesales at 95,668 in March

Tata Motors Group global wholesales at 95,668 units in March 2014

Marginal rise in car sales expected this fiscal: SIAM

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top