Jaguar Land Rover will provide 25 Jaguar I-PACE models
Momentum Dynamics, a leading technology developer of efficient automatic wireless charging systems, is all set to accelerate the electric vehicle market. The Company aims Jaguar Land Rover vehicles to provide the wireless charging system to support the City of Oslo with the world’s first high-powered wireless taxis.
In a program known as ‘ElectriCity’, Momentum will join Jaguar Land Rover, Nordic taxi operator Cabonline (NorgesTaxi AS), the region’s largest charge point operator Fortum Recharge and the City of Oslo to build wireless, high-powered charging infrastructure for taxis in the Norwegian capital.
Technology breakthrough moment
With the vision of ‘Clean Streets’, Momentum’s project is the world’s first wireless high-powered charging system for electric taxis which will provide a fully automatic charging infrastructure model that can be implemented almost anywhere. It will help the rapid adoption of electric vehicles globally.
Jaguar Land Rover will provide 25 Momentum-outfitted Jaguar I-PACE models to Cabonline. Jaguar’s SUV has been designed to enable Momentum Dynamic’s 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 automatically charge while queuing for the next fare. The system, which uses no cables and is 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 then receives 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.
Oslo will be the world’s first metropolitan area to install wireless, induction-based high-powered charging stations for electric taxis, in a bid to make its cab system emission-free as early as 2024.