WAVE, in partnership with Utah State University, developed the first solid state 25kW wireless power transfer charging system in North America for bus transit. The wireless charging unit operates a 22' Ebus on USU's Innovation Campus. In the Spring of 2013, the Ebus will run shuttle operations on USU's general campus, receiving its power from two wireless charging stations located in bus stops around campus.
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.
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.
Advanced Energy Solutions, a Societas Europea domiciled in Prague, Czech Republic, is implementing WAVE's wireless power transfer technology in Europe. Market opportunities that are currently being pursued encompass transit authorities, private operators, campuses and airports. European communities welcome a transportation solution that is quiet, energy efficient and emissions free.