Pošta Slovenije, d.o.o: First electric delivery vehicle with wireless charging technology in Europe
As part of the Edison Winci project, Pošta Slovenije has retrofitted one of its delivery vans, a VW Crafter, with wireless charging technology developed by the German company INTIS, while simultaneously developing a charging unit for wireless charging.
Wireless charging technology is one of the key pathways towards a breakthrough for sustainable green mobility. It is based on creating a magnetic field and, consequently, an electric current between transmitting coils on the carriage way or road surface and receiver coils in the vehicle.
The wireless charging system is set up as a pilot at the postal logistics centre in Maribor. The Edison Winci project also involves partners such as Hidria, Abelium, GoOpti – Dynamic Shuttle, Spark, NELA and Sunesis, which will enable the shared use of charging infrastructures and delivery vehicles. This project was co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Regional Development Fund.
RESULTS and IMPACT
The use of wireless charging vehicles reduce negative environmental impacts associated with battery production and disposal. It also decreases CO2 footprint through the use of electric delivery vehicles. Easy charging and transparent billing of electricity increase interest among business users.