Electric cars are getting to be better with each leap in technology. Still the downsides to it are mostly related to charging time and range. Some manufacturers even offer up to swapping batteries at various stations in order to reduce filling up time.
The UK government has announced plans to start trial on wireless charging for electric vehicles, whilst the cars are travelling on the highway. Imagine that, if that really works, the whole issue of having a limited range can definitely be eliminated.
Transport Minister Andrew Jones said:
The potential to recharge low emission vehicles on the move offers exciting possibilities. The government is already committing £500 million over the next five years to keep Britain at the forefront of this technology, which will help boost jobs and growth in the sector. As this study shows, we continue to explore options on how to improve journeys and make low-emission vehicles accessible to families and businesses.
Highways England Chief Highways Engineer Mike Wilson said:
Vehicle technologies are advancing at an ever increasing pace and we’re committed to supporting the growth of ultra-low emissions vehicles on our England’s motorways and major A roads.
The off road trials of wireless power technology will help to create a more sustainable road network for England and open up new opportunities for businesses that transport goods across the country.
The trials are expected to start at the end of the year and is expected to last for 18 months. The trials will involve fitting vehicles with wireless technology and testing the equipment, installed underneath the road, to replicate motorway conditions.