High-frequency wireless electric bus cuts CO2
A research group with Professor Yushi Kamiya (Faculty of Science and Engineering) and Toshiba Corporation conducted experiments on the road of electric buses equipped with high-frequency wireless charging technology and lithium ion battery in comparison to diesel buses of the same size. The study showed that the electric bus cuts CO2 by 40% on the road and 60% on highways.
Waseda University and Toshiba Corporation were selected to develop an electric bus as part of the Ministry of the Environment’s Low Carbon Technology Research and Development Program. Development began in FY 2014 and finished in FY 2016.
Waseda is committed to research on electric buses and their implementation.