The British government is testing a new road technology that charges electric cars
Air pollution is one of the major concerns in countries around the world. This is mainly because air pollution is responsible for global warming, ozone layer depletion, and several health issues. Several steps were taken to control this dangerous environmental issue and the introduction of electric cars is one of the major steps.
According to the experts, running vehicles are the largest source of air pollution. The gases emitted from the vehicles contain carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide which contaminate the fresh air, leading to air pollution.
Using electric cars is an idea that could effectively control air pollution. These cars run without fuel, which could surely change the impact on the environment when we travel. However, electric cars have some restrictions that prevent them from reaching their full potential. One of the major problems with these cars is that there are very few charging stations where you can charge them.
This power issue may actually be resolved very soon. The British government is getting ready to test a new road technology that allows electric cars to recharge while on the drive. Continue reading to know about this innovative technology.
1 What is this new road technology?
The new road technology basically involves electromagnetic roads that allow the electric vehicles to recharge while on the drive. This innovative road technology will not only cut off the need for charging stations but also offers a convenient option for charging electric vehicles.
2 How does this technology work?
This new roadway technology will work similarly like wireless phone chargers using electromagnetic induction technology. In simple words, in this system, electric cables are buried under the surface of the road that produces electromagnetic field and then transmit electricity that are caught by a coil in the vehicle and convert into electricity. This road system also comprises a communication system which can easily detect if a car is coming near and starts the process of charging.
3 What are the benefits of this new technology?
Currently, charging stations were installed on highways to charge the cars. There is also a plug-in charger which you can use for charging your electric vehicle a home. But, in both situations you need to stop your car.
In this new road technology, you do not need to stop your car to charge. You can run your car without worry, as it keeps on charging while you drive.
4 When will this technology be available for public use?
The British government already spent £200,000 to set up an 18-month off-road test to determine the feasibleness of installing this new road technology. The government is also ready to spend £500 million to make this technology available to the public.