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UK Government Begins Wireless Charging For Electric Taxis

The UK government is investing £3.4 million ($4.43 million) into the technology as part of a six-month trial, which will see 10 Nissan and LEVC electric taxis fitted with wireless charging technology and offered to drivers rent free.

Britain’s effort to introduce sustainable transportation has included wireless charging for electric buses and the introduction of electric taxis as well. The move will help improve air quality and use less petrol.

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Some of those electric taxis the system is introducing are now getting an easier way to charge. The wireless technology has been introduced in the city of Nottingham.

The UK government is investing £3.4 million ($4.43 million) into the technology as part of a six-month trial, which will see 10 Nissan and LEVC electric taxis fitted with wireless charging technology and offered to drivers rent free.

A similar pilot was launched in Oslo last year, helping Norway cement its reputation as a leader in green transportation. The advantages of wireless charging is that multiple taxis can charge at the same time, unlike plugs or charge points for which drivers sometimes have to queue.

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In the future, the government may make wireless charging accessible to the public as well, making it easier for owners of electric vehicles to charge when out and about in the city.

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