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WAVE Tech. to deploy first commercial electric bus at U. of Utah

Posted on November 14, 2013

Courtesy USTAR
Courtesy USTAR
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah State University (USU) technology spin-out, WAVE Technologies Inc. (video) is slated to deploy its first commercial electrically-powered bus, furnished by Complete Coach Works, in the coming weeks on the University of Utah (U of U) campus.

WAVE is attempting to change the way public transportation systems operate by wirelessly charging the battery from a charging pad located under the road surface. Additionally, charging can take place through snow, ice and mud, according to a KSL.com report. For the full story, click here.

RELATED: (video) "World's first wireless charging electric bus begins test run."

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