Sunday, 16 August 2015

England to test charge-as-you-drive 'electric motorways' - BBC News

England to test charge-as-you-drive 'electric motorways' - BBC News

Motorists will be able to recharge their cars as they drive if a scheme being proposed by Highways England comes to fruition.
The government agency has announced plans to test wireless power-transfer tech that it hopes to build under the country's motorways and major A roads.
It has already completed a feasibility study and is now asking companies to tender bids to host off-road trials.
But one expert questioned whether such a scheme would be cost effective.

South Korean tests

Charge-as-you-drive technologies have already been pioneered elsewhere.
In 2013, the South Korean town of Gumi switched on a 12km (7.5 miles) route that allows buses with compatible equipment to be charged as they drive over it.
It works by a process called Shaped Magnetic Field In Resonance.
Kaist OLEV project
South Korea has fitted a stretch of road with equipment to wirelessly charge special buses

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