University of Utah Purchases 40-Foot Electric Bus from BYD
The University of Utah has placed an order for a 40-foot, all-electric transit bus with BYD Company Limited (BYD), which will be the first shuttle to be allowed to run across the heart of campus.
The bus will be retrofitted with a WAVE wireless charging pad under the bus, developed by the Utah State University Energy Dynamics Laboratory, a provider of wireless power transfer for vehicles. This technology will allow the BYD electric buses to pull up over an embedded charger in the asphalt with a maximum of 10 inches clearance and “opportunity charge” the waiting bus with no moving parts or unsightly wires required. The embedded charge pads measure about three feet square and pose no danger to the public, according to BYD.
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