Volvo Tests A Road That Can Charge Cars And Trucks | FastCompany
Charging electric vehicles while they are on the move may seem a bit out-there. But, in fact, we already do it for major groups of vehicles—trams and trains, for instance. French cities have completely wireless trams, and their record is good. After 10 years and about 7.5 million miles, they haven’t reported serious problems.
In Sweden, Volvo is applying the same technology to roads, opening up the possibility that people would no longer have to fear getting stranded by a dead battery—a major hurdle to people’s willingness to buy an electric car. 

Volvo Tests A Road That Can Charge Cars And Trucks | FastCompany

Charging electric vehicles while they are on the move may seem a bit out-there. But, in fact, we already do it for major groups of vehicles—trams and trains, for instance. French cities have completely wireless trams, and their record is good. After 10 years and about 7.5 million miles, they haven’t reported serious problems.

In Sweden, Volvo is applying the same technology to roads, opening up the possibility that people would no longer have to fear getting stranded by a dead battery—a major hurdle to people’s willingness to buy an electric car. 

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    Brilliant
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    Hey, it’s a giant slot-car track, without the slot. Very popular in the sixties. (Can still smell the oil of wintergreen...
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    What a brilliant theory. This development will be fascinating to watch.
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