Last August, OLEV Korea set up its system for two buses in Gumi, South Korea, each running a continuous 24 km inner-city route. As an example of a typical application of the OLEV charging system, charging apparatuses are installed beneath the street in strips of concrete-encased wires 5 m at a time. The wires create the inductive charge, and when needed are placed in series, as in the case of “take-off segments” – 20 m strips that provide an extra lift for accelerating up hills. With OLEV’s SMFIR system on the verge of going into production, the company is seeking capital that would enable it to produce the hardware in the United States, rather than ordering it from Korea. To read more, both on OLEV and the history of induction charging with EVs, see the article below.
OLEV Technologies’ Wireless Inductive System Charges Vehicles while in Motion (Charged EVs)