One of the biggest issues with zero emissions and low emissions/electric vehicles is their limited range due to a need to charge. Currently, most electric cars have a range of around 200 miles on a full charge.
This might be changing if England is successful in their new electric highways.
Previous attempts at a metal coil in vehicles moving through magnetic fields proved to be inefficient and unable to generate the power needed by a vehicle. This old principle is the same one used in flashlights that you shake to generate power.
This new form will wirelessly charge the vehicles and follow a feasibility study that was completed earlier this year. They are now moving into off road trials to ensure that the technology works and will be efficient enough to charge the electric vehicle successfully.
Furthermore, England’s government has committed £500 million over the next five years to keep them at the forefront of this technology.
The off road trials will take approximately 18 months to complete. If these trials prove to be successful then implementation would follow on major roadways in the UK.
Now if only this technology can be adopted into the I-10.