WAVE Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ideanomics, announced Chehalis, Wash.’s Twin Transit placed a second order for two additional WAVE 250kW wireless charging systems. The follow-on order addresses the critical need to automatically extend the range of battery-electric buses to meet the range of legacy diesel vehicles. The two WAVE 250kW systems will be installed at the Mellen Street e-Transit Station and will power new Gillig battery-electric buses scheduled to arrive in 2023.
In June 2021, Twin Transit completed the installation of a WAVE 250kW high-power wireless charging system at their Mellen Street e-Transit Station to power its first two battery-electric buses.
"In just a few short months of running the WAVE system, it became clear to us WAVE's wireless charging solution performed well beyond plug-in and overhead charging systems," said Twin Transit's Executive Director Joe Clark. "In addition, the system proved to be easy for our drivers to operate, and maintenance was virtually non-existent. We're confident our extended partnership with WAVE will help us reach our zero-emission goals faster and easier."