Nottingham City Council is to trial wireless electric taxi chargers after receiving government funding.
The trial, which involves the council, Cenex, Sprint Power, Shell, Parking Energy, Transport for London and Coventry University, aims to determine whether wireless technologies can speed up charging and help reduce congestion and clutter in city centres by enabling multiple vehicles to charge at once.
The plan is to install wireless chargers at Taxi ranks so cabs can opportunity charge while they wait for fares. Ten taxis will be fitted with wireless charging hardware to trial the rank-based system.
Nottingham City Council will own the taxis and provide them to drivers rent free. If the technology proves successful, it could ultimately be rolled out for public use.
The council aims to be carbon neutral by 2028.
Representatives from Nottingham City Council and Cenex will speak at The Energyst’s EV Event: Delivering Net Zero, 22/23 April at Silverstone. The conference and exhibition is free to attend. Details here.