Last May, researchers introduced a technique that would make charging electric vehicles while driving a reality. This technology is currently here and can shortly be used on a U.S. road, consistent with a press release by the Israeli provider of wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology Electreon. The development could forever change the way electric cars travel, giving them a much-needed boost.
First wireless EV road in the U.S.
The first-ever wireless EV road within the U.S. which will be located in Detroit, Michigan are going to be a couple of mile long and can be operational next year. Electreon has already implemented similar roads in Sweden, Israel, and Italy and is currently operating in the U.S. with car maker Ford. The new road will aim to service Detroit’ Michigan Central Terminal, an abandoned train station that Ford is transforming into its “mobility innovation district,” a 30-acre walkable community set provide flexible workspaces, hands-on labs, and innovation studios.
“We are excited to enter the US market and partner with industry leaders to further enhance the country’s mobility ecosystem,” said Stefan Tongur, vice president of business development for Electreon in the United States in a statement. “Michigan’s automotive industry roots have laid the foundation for mobility innovation, and we are thrilled to join this community of experts.
We look forward to partnering with transportation departments, state & municipal agencies, and automotive & mobility innovators in Michigan, California & New York on the vehicle-agnostic charging infrastructure that can be included in any electric vehicle. Our technology has the potential to support electric fleets of all types, from public transport buses to delivery vans & long-haul logistics trucks.
The new technology, called inductive charging, will charge electric vehicles while they are in-motion or standing still. This process will work by transferring a magnetic-frequency from the metal coils buried under the road to some special receivers featured on lower part of electric vehicles.
Gas cars and those that are not equipped with this advanced feature will be able to use road as a simple-normal stretch-of-land. However, the road can facilitate the concerns that people have about electric vehicle charging by reassure them that their cars will never runout of power. If adopted by more regions, we could see a significant increase in electric vehicles on American soil, which is what the Biden administration was aiming for. Could this new road pave the way for greener & more sustainable country? time will tell.