Israeli bus company to invest $2.2M in wireless charging electric roads

December 15, 2017 by  
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Wireless charging electric roads just took a big step forward, as Tel Aviv transit service Dan Bus Company announced plans to invest $2.2 million in ElectRoad . ElectRoad’s technology buries electric coils beneath roads to wirelessly charge electric vehicles as they drive. Future EV drivers may never have to worry about stopping at a charging station with ElectRoad’s technology. Several months ago, investment management company Biomedix Incubator Limited announced an intention to acquire ElectRoad, and just signed a cooperation agreement with Dan Bus Company. Should the merger be completed, Dan Bus Company will invest as much as 8 million Israeli New Shekels (NIS) (around $2.2 million) in ElectRoad. Related: Israel to test electric roads that wirelessly charge vehicles as they drive According to Globes , “The agreement with Dan includes an initial NIS 3.1 million investment and options for Biomedix shares amounting to NIS 5 million at a company value of NIS 90 million.” ElectRoad’s technology uses conduction coils to power electric cars via magnetic induction. They point to zero emissions , high efficiency, and low costs as benefits of their technology. They also say the system could allow for energy sharing between vehicles and the grid . The startup plans to gradually penetrate the market by focusing on public transportation , such as bus lanes. Globes said in their article, “The investment by Dan and the agreement between the companies indicates that public transportation companies are indeed interested in the technology.” Dan Bus Company has already rolled out some electric buses that could be charged via cable at departure stations in two to three minutes for a range of 30 kilometers , or almost 19 miles, which they said was enough for the longest urban line. Electric road technology could make such charging unnecessary. + ElectRoad Via Globes/ElectRoad Images © ElectRoad

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Five mile Hyperloop test track to be constructed in California

February 27, 2015 by  
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Just two years ago, Elon Musk proposed a new 700mph mass transit solution called the Hyperloop , and now it has taken a big step closer to becoming a reality. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , a company inspired by Musk’s idea has just signed a deal to build a five mile test track in central California. The track will be built at a cost of $100 million, and is expected to be operational in 2019. Read the rest of Five mile Hyperloop test track to be constructed in California Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , fifth mode , green transportation , Hyperloop , Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , Interstate 5 , mass transit , quay valley , self-powering , Solar Power , test track

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Solar Impulse Completes 24-Hour Solar Flight

July 12, 2010 by  
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The idea of a round-the-world solar flight took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a test flight lasting over 24 hours . The Solar Impulse , a completely solar powered plane, had its maiden flight just a couple months ago. Now, it has proved itself in an even bigger test by flying through the night on the stored power it collected during its daytime flight.

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6 Cities That Could Easily Be Car "Lite" or Car Free

January 26, 2010 by  
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Stylized 3D map of Guangzhou credit Colin Zhu at flickr. Freiburg , Germany’s Vauban development is the most well-known example of a city area that has successfully turned away from car-centric culture.

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People Power Launches Facebook App for Pledging to Unplug Electronics

January 26, 2010 by  
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Image via voltygon People Power , a company we first learned about at West Coast Green in October , is a start-up in the home energy efficiency scene, working to bring smart home power monitoring devices and dashboards to consumers. They’re just getting started and have yet to bring their devices to market, but that isn’t holding them back from trying to help people save power. They launched a Facebook app today that…

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