Momentum installs wireless charging for buses at Kansas City airport
Kansas City Aviation Authority invests in induction charging system for electric buses at Kansas City International Airport. Momentum Dynamics will provide the charging solution to recharge the buses when the new terminal opens in early 2023.
Two 300 kilowatt (kW) wireless inductive chargers will be located at the shuttle stops of the new terminal, just outside the baggage claim area.
The inductive system will provide frequent incremental recharging so that buses can remain in service along the seven-mile loop without having to return to the depot for recharging during the day.
Existing electric buses must be equipped with the Momentum wireless system. Buses will park at inductive charging stations while they wait for passengers and can continue while passengers get on and off vehicles. To begin with, four existing 30-foot BYD K7 electric buses will be equipped with the Momentum wireless system.
Momentum says that with this system, the bus batteries remain almost fully charged throughout the day. These two chargers are expected to be able to support the entire fleet of around 28 vehicles, which of course eliminates the need to have a dedicated charger for each bus.
In October, Momentum Dynamics revealed plans to introduce a wireless charging corridor in California. In Washington State, the company has installed a number of inductive charging systems for Link Transit.