In Sweden and Israel are building roads with wireless charging electric vehicles

In Sweden and Israel are building roads with wireless charging electric vehicles

June 5, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Israeli company Electreon Wireless by mid-August will launch the country’s first track section in Tel Aviv with the possibility of wireless recharging of electric vehicles on the go. She began work on a similar project on the Swedish island of Gotland. There 4 km of roads with magnetic coils under the asphalt will help the movement of electric trucks and electric buses towards the airport. If the project performs well, Sweden is ready to scale the technology over thousands of kilometers of its roads.

Typically, owners of electric vehicles put them on charge, like smartphones at night. The next morning, the car is again ready to drive 300 – 500 km. If necessary, you can use high-speed charging stations on the road. Nevertheless, the idea of ​​replenishing the energy supply without leaving the car in the background is much more attractive, especially if you combine it with the idea of ​​unmanned vehicles, writes Elektrek.

“Imagine a world in which you order robotsaxi from Uber or any other place, do you think these companies will wait five hours to charge the car?” – asks rhetorical question Oren Ezer, the head of Electreon Wireless.

The company is engaged in the installation of copper coils under the pavement. First you have to remove the asphalt and dig a trench, then lay the charging equipment there and close the pit with fresh asphalt. Energy is supplied to the coils through inverters located on the sides of the road. A kilometer of the road can be equipped with wireless charging for one night shift of the prepared brigade.

Electric vehicle charging tracks will allow electric vehicle manufacturers to use less powerful and less heavy batteries without sacrificing a power reserve.

The company has two pilot projects: one in Israel – 2 km of road in Tel Aviv, the second in Sweden, on the island of Gotland. There will be converted 4 km of the route leading to the airport. The estimated cost of the Swedish Electreon project is $ 12 million. Most of the funds will be allocated by the government. If the tests are successful, thousands of kilometers of electrified roads will appear in the country.

Electric vehicle charging tracks will allow electric vehicle manufacturers to use less powerful and less heavy batteries without sacrificing a power reserve.

The company has two pilot projects: one in Israel – 2 km of road in Tel Aviv, the second in Sweden, on the island of Gotland. There will be converted 4 km of the route leading to the airport. The estimated cost of the Swedish Electreon project is $ 12 million. Most of the funds will be allocated by the government. If the tests are successful, thousands of kilometers of electrified roads will appear in the country.