UK trials of wireless charging tech to begin this year

Highways England confirms that testing of dynamic wireless power transfer charging technology will get under way in late 2015

Trials of the technology to charge electric cars while they drive will begin later this year.

The trial seeks to assess how ‘on the move’ charging technologies can work safely and effectively on major road routes, enabling electric cars to travel long distances without the extended breaks needed for conventional plug-in recharging.

The move to formal trialling follows on from preliminary studies commissioned by Highways England that suggested such technology was feasible. Highways England chief highways engineer Mike Wilson said: «Vehicle technologies are …read more

Source:: Autocar