For Immediate Release
Date: February 22, 2017
Lancaster– WAVE (Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification) is proud to announce the successful demonstration of an industry leading 250kW Wireless Power Transfer System prototype. Product delivery to AVTA (Antelope Valley Transit Authority) is expected later this year.
AVTA Board Chairman Marvin Crist noted, “This is yet another important step in Antelope Valley Transit Board’s transformational push to go completely zero emission by 2018. The acquisition of these chargers strengthens the infrastructural foundations that will allow our zero emission fleet to seamlessly complete any route within Antelope Valley Transit Authority’s service area. The example that AVTA is setting will form a blueprint that any transit agency looking to go completely zero-emission can follow.”
WAVE’s innovative technology transfers power through the air, from an embedded charging pad placed in the pavement to a receiving pad mounted on the vehicle’s undercarriage seven to eight inches above, minimizing the need for on-board power storage. Once operational, our systems en-route chargers will allow AVTA’s electric buses to charge during layovers as passengers board and disembark. This “top-off” charge capability significantly extends the range of AVTA’s electric bus fleet, eliminating any range anxiety associated with electric buses. Wave’s new systems are installed at Lancaster City Park and the Palmdale Transportation Center. WAVE’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Masquelier, stated, “WAVE is honored to have been chosen to play a role in AVTA’s pioneering drive to go completely zero emissions. We look forward to continuing our fruitful partnership with AVTA and are proud to help bring clean transit to the communities of the Antelope Valley.”
AVTA serves a population of more than 450,000 residents in the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, as well as the unincorporated portions of northern Los Angeles County. Its total service area covers 1,200 square miles and it is bounded by the Kern County line to the north, the San Bernardino County line to the east, the Angeles National Forest to the south and Interstate 5 to the west.
WAVE focuses on creating practical and economical solutions for the transit and off-road industrial electric vehicle markets worldwide. WAVE is a premiere developer of inductive charging solutions for medium and heavy-duty vehicles in the United States, with seven commercial deployments across the country.