Momentum, GreenPower Partner on Wirelessly Charged Electric Buses

Momentum Dynamics and GreenPower Motor Co. have entered a three-year OEM agreement to develop and sell wirelessly charged, purpose-built all-electric transit vehicles.

The first vehicle to integrate Momentum Dynamics’ wireless charging will be GreenPower’s EV Star, a 25-foot mini-shuttle capable of transporting 19 passengers. The EV Star has completed the Federal Transit Administration’s Altoona testing and will satisfy purchasing requirements such as ADA and Buy America Compliance for transit agencies across North America.

The EV Star will fill the transportation industry’s need for paratransit, micro-transit and shuttle bus applications and has a nominal range of 150 miles. By adding automated wireless charging capability, the bus dramatically increases its operational range without the need for operator intervention.