So my buddies at Jaguar Land Rover agreed to support the City of Oslo. All with the world’s first high-powered wireless taxis. To support the ElectriCity program. Moreover this is for the global vehicle manufacturer. For they will join Nordic taxi operator Cabonline (NorgesTaxi AS.). In addition, U.S. technology developer Momentum Dynamics, and the City of Oslo. All to build wireless, high-powered charging infrastructure for taxis in the Norwegian capital. Jaguar Land Rover will provide 25 all-electric Jaguar I-PACE models to Cabonline.
JAGUAR I-PACE ELECTRIC TAXIS. ALL ON WORLD’S FIRST WIRELESS HIGH-POWERED CHARGING RANK
(MAHWAH, N.J.) – June 24, 2020 – Jaguar Land Rover has consequently agreed to support the City of Oslo. All with the world’s first high-powered wireless taxis.
To support the ElectriCity program as well as the global vehicle manufacturer. For they will join Nordic taxi operator Cabonline (NorgesTaxi AS). It’s the region’s largest charge point operator Fortum Recharge. It’s a U.S. technology developer Momentum Dynamics and the City of Oslo. All to build wireless, high-powered charging infrastructure for taxis in the Norwegian capital. Jaguar Land Rover will provide 25 all-electric Jaguar I-PACE models to Cabonline, the largest taxi network in the Nordics.
The project will be the first wireless high-powered charging system for electric taxis in the world. By providing a charging infrastructure model that can be implemented almost anywhere, it will help the rapid adoption of electric vehicles globally.
Wireless Charging Technology
So a team of engineers and technicians from both Momentum Dynamics and Jaguar Land Rover were engaged to help in testing the solution, and Cabonline signed up to operate the fleet as part of Oslo’s ElectriCity program. Fortum Recharge, which will support the installation and electrification efforts, identified the need for a more efficient charging experience for taxi drivers in Oslo. The brand’s performance SUV has been designed to enable Momentum Dynamics’ wireless charging technology, making it the ideal vehicle to drive the initiative.
For usage efficiency, taxi drivers need a charging system that does not take them off route during their working hours. Multiple charging plates rated at 50-75 kilowatts each, are installed in the ground in series at pick-up-drop-off points. This allows each equipped taxi to charge while queuing for the next fare. The system, which uses no cables and situated below ground, requires no physical connection between charger and vehicle, engages automatically and provides on average 6-8 minutes of energy per each charge up to 50kW.
The taxi can then receive multiple charges throughout the day on its return to the rank, maintaining a high battery state of charge and the ability to remain in 24/7 service without driving range restrictions.
The Oslo ElectriCity partnership is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s ambition to make societies healthier and safer. That’s whilst reducing emissions. Delivered through relentless innovation to adapt its products and services. Especially to the rapidly changing world. Because the company’s focus is on achieving Destination Zero. Consequently a future of zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion.
In conclusion, Oslo will be the world’s first metropolitan area to install wireless, induction-based high-powered charging stations for electric taxis. Moreover this is all in a bid to make its cab system emission free. As a result and as early as 2024. Norway wants to go even further however. So finally now it is mandating that all new cars sold go EV. Starting in the country by 2025 are zero emission.
Source: Jaguar Land Rover https://www.jaguarlandrover.com/2019/destination-zero and City of Oslo, Cabonline www.cabonlinegroup.com and Momentum Dynamics and Fortum Recharge