Wireless charging technology for heavy-duty vehicles has been investigated for eco-friendly transportation. We present a new wireless power transfer system for 44 kW rapid charging of electric buses. The transmission distance between the charging pads is from 10 to 13 cm. The large air gap can be fulfilled by the ordinary kneeling function, equipped on most low-floor buses. Dual-block parallel transmission with opposite-phase-current-feeding suppresses magnetic radiation. The system operates in the common 85 kHz band with the light-duty vehicle system. The result of the field test and the public road operation of two electric buses confirm the CO2 reduction effect described.
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- Automotive Engineering