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JLR partners with Oslo city to run wireless electric taxis

Jaguar Land Rover on Thursday has announced that it has partnered with the City ofOsloto run high-powered wireless taxis in the city.

As the British automaker claims, under a programme called ‘ElectriCity’, the vehicle manufacturer will join taxi operator Cabonline, Fortum Recharge, Momentum Dynamics.

Under this partnership, the companies will work to build wireless, high-powered charging infrastructure for taxis in the Norwegian capital.

For this, Jaguar Land Rover will provide 25 Jaguar I-PACE models to Cabonline.

Commenting on this, Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive, said, “We’re extremely proud of our track record in electrification and we’re committed to makingelectric vehicleseasier to own and use. The taxi industry is the ideal testbed for wireless charging, and indeed for high-mileage electric mobility across the board.”

With this, Oslo will be the world’s first metropolitan area to install wireless, induction-based high-powered charging stations for electric taxis, in a bid to make its cab system emission-free as early as 2024, says JLR.

Source: ET Auto

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