A new transit route through the heart of the University of Utah campus will feature a fully electric city bus powered by WAVE technology. The shuttle will operate a regular service to coincide with light rail commuter traffic coming from downtown Salt Lake City and its suburbs. The bus will be charged wirelessly from a WAVE charging station located under the roadbed as it waits for the light rail train. The project is being funded by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration.
Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), in partnership with WAVE, is replacing a diesel vehicle with a new zero-emissions electric trolley powered by the WAVE 50kW wireless charging system, allowing Monterey to reduce emissions and noise pollution. The 27' trolley will operate along Monterey's scenic waterfront and connect the Monterey Bay Aquarium with Fisherman's Wharf, downtown Monterey and historic Cannery Row, allowing travel between these iconic landmarks more enjoyable for both locals and tourists.
In November 2013, WAVE won a $2 million contract to provide McAllen Metro with two all-electric buses and one WAVE charging system. The ZEPS buses, manufactured by Complete Coach Works, will serve the 9-mile route connecting the airport, hospital, and main shopping center. This project represents the first transit agency in Texas that will be running full service, all-electric buses “Powered by WAVE.”
In February of this year, the AVTA Board awarded a project to WAVE to provide two wireless chargers for two BYD all-electric buses. The route will run over 160 miles per day, representing the longest route achieved by an all-electric bus using wireless charging technology. AVTA is expecting this service to begin in the late Fall of 2014.