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South Korean road wirelessly recharges buses
南韓道路無線充電巴士

An Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) runs a commercialized test drive at a bus stop in Gumi, 200km southeast of Seoul, South Korea, on Aug. 6.
一台「線上電動車」(OLEV)公車八月六日在離南韓首爾東南方兩百公里的龜尾市,進行公車站附近的商業試驗駕駛。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

South Korea has switched on a road that can recharge electric vehicles as they drive along it. The project’s developer says the 12km route is the first of its kind in the world.

It means vehicles fitted with compatible equipment do not need to stop to recharge and can also be fitted with smaller-than-normal batteries. Two public buses are already using the technology and there are plans to add 10 more by 2015.

A device fitted to the bottom of the buses receives power from the road using a technology called Shaped Magnetic Field In Resonance.

However, another transportation expert warned that the costs involved in installing the equipment meant it was less practical than other schemes that involved vehicles wirelessly charging at specific locations or using overhead cables.

(Liberty Times)

南韓一條可為行駛在上的電動車充電的道路,現在已經開啟電源。開發商說,這條十二公里的道路是全球同類型首見。

這代表安裝相容設備的車輛,不需要停車充電,安裝的電池也可以比正常尺寸小一點。二輛公車已經使用這項技術,二0一五年前計畫再增設十輛。

安裝在巴士底部的裝置,利用「形磁共振」技術,從道路上接收電力。

不過,其他運輸專家警告,安裝這種設備的成本,意味它的實用性比其他系統低,例如在特定地點充電,或使用架空電纜的系統。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. compatible adj. 相容的 (xiang1 rong2 de5)

例: This software may not be compatible with older operating systems.

(這套軟體可能與舊版作業系統不相容。)

2. practical adj. 實用的 (shi2 yong4 de5)

例: The service offers young people practical advice on finding a job.

(這項服務提供年輕人找工作的實用經驗。)

3. overhead adv. 在頭頂上地 (zai4 tou2 ding3 shang4 de5)

例: Planes were constantly flying overhead.

(飛機不斷從頭頂飛過。)


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