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Israel Accelerates EV Use, E-Buses

  Growing EV Fight Against Climate Change Source:  Israeli Electric Transit Buses US Looks to Invest Billions in Electric School Buses Israel is making a hard push for the use of electric vehicles as part of its fight against climate change.  The number of electric cars rose by 132% in 2020 in Israel.  Hybrid vehicles are at 223,600, which is 6% of all motor vehicles.  Now the government of Israel is tripling the number of electric buses for zero emissions public transportation. It just allocated more than $18 million for the purchase of 220 electric transit buses.  The new buses will be in service in nine cities, including Israel's big cities like Tel Aviv.  Meanwhile in the US, the Biden Administration has filed legislation for $25 billion to make America's fleet of school buses fully electric.  It's part of President Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.  Clearly, buses are now being targeted for causing big pollution problems. All Electric New Transit Buses by

Dubai E-Buses on Electrified Roads

Dubai's Electric Experiment Source:  Dubai Wireless Charging on the Move Dubai is testing electric buses that can pick up charging while on the move.  The dynamic wireless charging unit is embedded in a 60 meter stretch of roadway in the city.  It uses a new technology called "shaped magnetic field in resonance (SMFR). The result is seamless charging of the electric bus without it having to stop at a charging station.  What's fascinating is the system can be used for personal transportation like an electric car as well as public transportation like electric buses. Electrified Roads and Electrified Vehicles This new technology is designed to overcome battery limitations of range, cost of charging and finding a location to charge the vehicle. The SMFR embedded road system activates when a sensor picks up that an electric vehicle is driving over it.  A pickup coil is attached to the underbody of the EV to make the connection work and the charge flow into the