Electric Roads for Electric Cars
Txchnologist (a news website that is presented by General Electric) reports on a concept from the Energy Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University for roads that would charge electric vehicles as they drive on them:
"Electric vehicles, or EVs, could pick up small amounts of electricity as they drive over charging pads buried under the asphalt and connected to the electrical grid. Researchers say that a continuously available power supply would allow EVs to cut battery size as much as 80 percent, drastically reducing vehicle cost."
A Korean institute has recently developed a similar concept which it is developing to charge a bus system in Seoul.