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Sweden modifies road to charge EVs on the go

Apr 16, 2018, 8:31 AM EDT
(Source: Magnus Johansson/flickr)
(Source: Magnus Johansson/flickr)

If you are averse to waiting at electric vehicle charging points, a modified road in Sweden is the place you would want to head to. The European state has embedded a 2km stretch outside Stockholm with electrified rail, which feeds power to a moving car as it drops a connecting arm to the track.

This system of “dynamic charging” autonomously calculates the amount of electricity transferred and bills the user accordingly, notes The Drive.

The electrified rail system, costing €1m per km, is nearly 50 times cheaper than building an urban tram line, reports Engadget.