by Tiana May
17 May 2022
Twin Transit has placed an order for two additional WAVE 250kW wireless chargers for its electric bus operations in the cities of Centralia and Chehalis, Washington.
The two WAVE 250kW systems will be installed at the Mellen Street e-Transit Station to power Twin Transit’s new Gillig battery-electric buses, scheduled to arrive in 2023.
The chargers will join Twin Transit’s first WAVE 250kW high-power wireless charging system, which was installed at the station in June 2021 to power the agency’s first two 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. 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.”
WAVE’s wireless charging pads allow electric buses to gain substantial range and operation time without manual plug-in operations or mechanical contact. The automated, cable-free system will therefore be deployed in route to extend the range of Twin Transit’s electric buses.
“Twin Transit's Mellen Street e-Transit Station is a model of the future for electric bus transit hubs. Clean, elegant, free of overhead and ground-based charging infrastructure, the station design is exactly what we envisioned when we set out to solve the problem of extending the range of electric buses to match that of diesel.”
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