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Israeli company bets big on wireless charging electric roads

Dec 23, 2017, 5:02 AM EST
(Source: mariordo59/flickr)
(Source: mariordo59/flickr)

In quest for a future devoid of electric vehicle charging stations, Tel Aviv transit service Dan Bus Company is investing $2.2 million to build wireless charging electric roads that will power up cars as they move.

The project, called ElectRoad, involves the use of conduction coils buried beneath the roads for charging moving vehicles via magnetic induction, a concept that boosts efficiency and trims down costs, notes Inhabitat.

The startup plans to debut the technology on bus lanes, and gradually advance from public transportation to private EVs, notes The Jerusalem Post.