Electric Roads for Electric Cars

One of the problems with switching to electric cars is the range of the vehicles per charge. But what if the roads themselves provided a constant charge, like a third rail?
May 4, 2011, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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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.

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Published on Monday, May 2, 2011 in Txchnologist (GE)
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