The Norwegian capital will install wireless charging stations for taxi

Appetites Norway electric cars are rising every year. For example, according to the latest data, 40 percent of all car sales in the country last year was accounted for by electric vehicles. So it is not surprising the news that the government is going to further encourage the transition of the population from conventional cars with internal combustion engine to clean transportation through the installation of special asphalt pads for wireless charging of electric vehicles-taxi. While the vehicle will be standing still waiting for a new client, a car battery can also be recharged.

This initiative was launched directly by the city of Oslo, which has long paid attention to the aspect that the majority of electric-taxi is idle for long periods of time at special sites waiting for customers. To cooperate with Finnish energy company Fortum, specializing in the development of the special energy solutions, the city administration wants to install a special wireless charging pad with power up to 75 kW and is enough fast to charge with them, idle electric taxi.

“For the first time for electric vehicles-a taxi will be the project integration into the infrastructure of city streets wireless charging stations. This will open the opportunity for further development and equipment of city streets on wireless charging for all owners of electric cars,” — said the contractor for the project.

In addition, the authorities of Oslo noted that this initiative will attract even more attention to the issue of using traditional petrol and gas transportation, as by 2023, the authorities plan to finally get rid of it and thus to reduce to zero the production of harmful emissions and emissions from transport.

“The future is in electricity, and it’s already here. Wireless charging stations for electric vehicles will radically change the situation. 2023 all taxi cars in Oslo will be environmentally friendly. Along the taxi companies we will make sure that the transition to electric cars has been as camphor and effective for all residents of the city. Oslo has always been ahead in terms of technological innovation, and we are pleased to announce joining efforts with the two leading and most progressive industry players in this ambitious and revolutionary project for the electrification of the entire taxi fleet,” — said the Manager of the Department Oslo Electro Mobility Sture Partic.

In this active approach of the authorities in the Norwegian capital, can in a relatively short time to solve the problem of congestion of streets and at the same time to give taxi companies a fast and qualitative method to provide charging for its electric cars. It remains only to wait for the final implementation of the project and to observe public opinion and the dynamics of its changes, but according to forecasts it will definitely be positive.

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