Photographed Thursday at TVA's electric vehicle testing center near the Chickamauga Dam, Ron Bailey, Guerry professor of engineering at UTC, explains the wireless charging technology that is being tested for use in CARTA electric buses. Charging coils installed in the pavement along the bus route will allow buses to receive a charge in three minutes that will propel the bus for three miles, meaning that CARTA can operate the downtown shuttle using fewer buses and batteries.
Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Friday, November 18th, 2011
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