Globally the automotive sector is transforming, I mean, all the IC engine driven vehicles will be gradually replaced by Electric Vehicles (EVs). So, advent of a new industry will slowly wipe out the existence of another industry, which is still dominating all kinds of transit. Every new technology had to establish itself through fighting. The case of EVs is also not an exception. World’s first battery operated passenger car Reva was rolled out on Indian roads in 1994, however, even after 25 years, the confidence of the Indian users on electric cars is not so high. But, because of government’s directive, we all know that things have to change to fulfil our environmental commitment.
Beside Range and Speed, at present the Indian user community is mostly worried about the availability of ubiquitous charging facility and the time taken for a complete round of charging. As far as the second point is concerned, in Electrical India, several times we have presented articles on fast charging technologies as well as battery swapping. So, today let me talk about an amazing technology, that will soon drive away all the apprehensions regarding charging. Yes, if electric cars could recharge while driving down a highway, it would virtually eliminate concerns about their range and lower their cost, perhaps making electricity the standard fuel for vehicles!
Scientists from Stanford University have already developed such a way to wirelessly deliver electricity to moving objects – it’s a technology that will one day charge EVs and personal devices like cell phones on-the-go. Additionally, some transportation experts envision an automated highway system – where driverless electric vehicles will be wirelessly charged by solar power or other renewable energy sources.
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