An On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) that can charge during travel will be put into service for the first time in the world on normal roads. From July of this year 2 OLEV buses will undergo trial operations in the city of Gumi.
The trial route spans 24km from Gumi station and the region of In-Dong and the establishment of the route is expected to be of a 4.8billion Won scale. The start of the infrastructure construction will start on February and operation will start in July. KAIST had held sessions in October of last year to local governments and had a follow up OLEV suitability evaluation to those local governments expressing interest.
The KAIST OLEV was named top 50 inventions in 2010 by Time Magazine.
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