Are EVs Capable of Charging While on the Move? | Nationwide Vehicle Contracts
February 8, 2024 | by magnews24.com
The Arena del Futuro project, a 1,050-metre experimental track located in Italy, is pioneering the exploration of “dynamic wireless power transfer” for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in motion. Electreon, the company behind this innovative technology, recently established what is claimed to be the first public charging road in the United States along a section of road in Detroit.
Furthermore, Electreon has been selected to implement a similar system along a 1.2-mile stretch of the A10 highway near Paris, marking the inauguration of France’s first electric road system (ERS). The ambitious plan aims to extend the ERS across nearly 3,000 miles of French roads by 2030 and over 5,500 miles by 2035. The primary goal is to reduce carbon emissions from heavy trucks and buses significantly.
Electreon is also at the forefront of the Smart Road Gotland consortium, initiated in 2019 to showcase ERS technology in Sweden. The objective here mirrors the French initiative, with plans to electrify 1,200 miles of Swedish roads by 2030. Demonstrating the system’s effectiveness, a 40-tonne truck and trailer were able to wirelessly receive 100kW of energy from the road while travelling at 50mph over a one-mile electrified segment.