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Swedish Road Will Charge Electric Vehicles as They Drive

Electric vehicles will be able to pull charge from a track they drive over when eRoadArlanda project is complete.
April 27, 2018, 10am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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On a 1.25 mile stretch of road outside of Stockholm, electric vehicles will be able to charge as they drive."The project — called eRoadArlanda — uses technology similar to overhead cables that charge electric buses and trolleys but, instead, is built into the road. When a retrofitted vehicle senses it's on the electric road, an arm lowers onto the track that charges the car's battery," Darren Weaver and Magdalena Petrova write for CNBC. This system will work for trucks, buses and cars, and officials say it will also work in inclement weather conditions.

Drivers who pull electricity from the road will be billed for the power they use.

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Published on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in CNBC
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