The electric car of the future will “refuel” while driving or parked, completely automatically and without physical contact, using the principle of electromagnetic induction
Electrical conductors buried in the roadway generate a magnetic field, which induces current in a pickup on the underside of the car, without actual physical contact
It’s starting to look like roads will become much more than simple thoroughfares made of concrete and asphalt in the not too distant future. As we’ve seen, work is already underway to embed them with solar panels and piezoelectric generators to generate electricity. Now engineering company Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr (IAV) is looking to embed them with electrical conductors that would “refuel” the electric cars of the future while they are driving or parked.
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