Worlds first On-Line Electric Vehicle debuts at Seoul Zoo

The world’s first On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) debuted on Tuesday at the Seoul Zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province. The OLEV, an invention of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), gets its power supply from an electric facility underground without the use of surface power lines, through a magnetic field that it transforms into electricity. Seoul City plans to expand the use of OLEVs if the model vehicle proves successful. The Seoul municipal government aims to replace all its official and public transportation vehicles with environment-friendly models to prevent air pollution.