In the USA, a road is being built that will charge electric cars
In the near future, the first real tests of this technology will take place in the USA. The Israeli company Electreon and the state of Michigan plan to open a short stretch of road in Detroit that will allow drivers to charge on the go. This will be the first public implementation of this innovation in the country.
Dynamic charging works due to copper coils embedded in the road surface, which are connected to the power grid. Vehicles are equipped with receiving plates installed under the cars. This allows the charge to be transferred every time the car drives on electrified roads. All of this is controlled remotely through Electreon software and servers, making the system flexible and able to adjust power depending on need. This technology is seen as a solution to overcome the problem of lack of reliable charging stations for electric vehicles. Surveys show that 77% of respondents are concerned about the lack of charging infrastructure, and around 30% of chargers are constantly down.
However, implementation of this technology faces high capital costs, with an implementation price of $1.2 million per mile. However, many companies and governments, including Ford and the US Congress, have expressed interest in dynamic charging, and adoption of the technology continues to expand in various countries, including Sweden, Israel, Germany and Italy.
Experts believe that wireless road charging could become a revolutionary solution for utilities and contribute to the wider adoption of electric vehicles.
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