Imagine using a wireless road technology that powers electric vehicles while motorists drive, eliminating the need for batteries and the necessity of stopping to charge. That’s actually happening right now, as an Israel-based e-mobility company ElectRoad has created a dynamic wireless power transfer (DWPT) system. (click on the image to learn more)
The system shares energy between e-cars within a grid, removing the energy source from the vehicles, reducing the cost and weight of a battery in vehicles, and eliminating the worry of having enough charged power for a journey.
Wireless energy strips made from electromagnets and copper plates are integrated into special road lanes, and similar plates are installed on the underside of vehicles. A roadside power converter links to the charging beds carved into the road. Vehicles integrated with the sustainable technology can also drive in normal road lanes for up to 5km.
The company says its aim is to eliminate dependency on oil, and is working with city and country officials to do so. The Israeli government is collaborating with ElectRoad to install a public bus route in its capital Tel Aviv, which is to be trialed this year. The technology will reduce CO2 emissions without comprising the fleet’s service.