The purpose of the Wireless Charging for Electric Taxis (WiCET) project is to demonstrate the commercial and technical viability of wireless charging for full electric Hackney Carriages in medium and large cities. Given the typical duty cycles of taxis and the required recharging times during a shift, wireless charging is considered to be an enabling technology that will support the introduction of electrified taxi operations. This demonstrator will prove both the technical viability in Nottingham with taxis charging wirelessly and the commercial viability for a large city such as London, allowing the partners to assess the technical and commercial potential for deploying wireless charging electric taxis (eTaxis) in the UK.
|Effective start/end date||1/06/20 → 31/03/23|
- Coventry University
- Cenex (lead)
- Transport for London
- Sprint Power