It is predicted that in the next 10 years we will see roads ‘topping-up” electric cars on the move. Called the ‘electric road of the future’, this could be a reality sooner than we think.
Induction charging technology is currently being explored at a track near Paris. The charging system works using the principle of induced currents – the same technique that electric toothbrush chargers deploy.
Although we are sadly years away from having a sufficient number of EV charging points in the borough, it would be amazing to be one of the first to adopt such advances.
Electric vehicles (EVs) will have induction charging pads integrated into their technical make-up. Road infrastructure will need to install multiple numbers of pads under road surfaces to make the idea a reality.
An electrically live coil is buried under the road, and when a car equipped with another coil passes over it, it induces a current in the car’s coil. This feeds into the EV’s battery and keeps it topped up.