launches Buckinghamshire wireless EV charging trial is leading the first wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging trial to be open to the general public in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Nine additional trials across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes are to take place, with the trials a collaborative effort between Buckinghamshire Council, Milton Keynes Council, the London Borough of Redbridge, the University of Warwick, the Open University, IPT Technology and hiyacar.

The trial has seen 10 Renault Zoes with aftermarket induction charging kits provided by hiyacar, with members of the public able to book the cars through the hiyacar platform for £1 per hour or £5 per day, plus insurance.

2020 Renault Zoe (Image: Renault)

The improved Renault Zoe has a longer range and posher interior (Image: Renault)’s wireless charging technology has been installed into a dedicated parking spot in Liston Road Car Park, allowing EVs to charge via an electrical induction charging pad installed in the ground.

The trial – which has secured funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK – is to last 12 months.

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