Trial set to test real-world capabilities of vans which developers claim can charge up in less than 30 minutes without the use of any cables. A fleet of electric vans which charge-up wirelessly have started road testing in Edinburgh as part of a government-funded trial aimed at accelerating the development of autonomous freight transport, it was announced this morning. The £1.6m project, which is being led by UK EV fleet specialist Flexible Power Systems, is geared at testing four Vauxhall electric vans that have been modified to allow them to charge wirelessly via specially designed pads situated on the ground below. The firm claims the wireless system will enable the vehicles to charge up in less than an hour when parked above the electric pads.
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