Electric cars are beginning to raise faster and stronger than ever, that’s why governments are trying to improve and update their infrastructures to become compliant with these fastly raising technologies, one of the countries is the UK , more specifically, London is now testing roads that can recharge electric cars as they run.
Highways England is going to launch a trial scheme of charging lanes, the testing roads will be there for 18 months, but unfortunately not for public and not on public roads, testing vehicles will be equipped with wireless technology, the roads will be also packed with special equipments, and to simply explain it, electric cables will be buried under the road surface in order to generate electromagnetic fields capable of recharging the car’s battery when converted to electric energy.
According the UK government website, Andrew Jones, the transport minister said: “the government is already committing £500 million over the next five years to keep Britain at the forefront of this technology.” and according to a statement by Mike Wilson, the Highways England’s chief highways engineer: “Vehicle technologies are advancing at an ever increasing pace and we’re committed to supporting the growth of ultra-low emissions vehicles on England’s motorways and major A roads, The off-road trials of wireless power technology will help to create a more sustainable road network for England and open up new opportunities for businesses that transport goods across the country.“
This not the first experience of road charging systems, South Korea also made the experiment with a 7.5 mile road to charge electric buses, and now it is the UK’s turn to try it later this year, do you think this will be successful ? or will it worth the very costly price? leave your opinions on the commenting section.