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Electrified Roads To Charge Electric Cars Wirelessly!

Electrified Roads To Charge Electric Cars Wirelessly!

Some awesome news from the UK! The world’s first commercially available wireless induction charging system is about to become a reality in London.

How does this work? The HaloIPT system will charge electric vehicles via Inductive Power Transfer(IPT). Drivers can purchase a two-piece system including a power source with charging pad and a pick-up pad with controller switch.

Inductive Power Transfer = Automatic Charging

Once they have purchased and installed this system, they simply need to park their electric car over a charging pad, and the battery begins charging automatically.

Electrified Roads The Way Of The Future?

That’s pretty amazing, but there’s more: in the future it will be possible to charge up your electric car while driving. Here’s what Inhabitat reports:

The company is planning to electrify parts of England’s M25 motorway by using magnetic induction, a principle that was first discovered in the 1800s. The Inductive Power Transfer system allows a car fitted with a simple integrated receiver pad to be charged automatically when parked or driven on roads with HaloIPT’s special charging pads beneath their surface. If major road routes such as the M25 are ‘electrified,’ then it will greatly increase the range and appeal of electric vehicles.

Reducing Our Dependence On Fossil Fuels

Just imagine: once this system becomes available at a reasonable price, it could drastically reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

Dare we envision a future free of the gas-guzzling monstrosities people drive today? Is this a case of London first, then the rest of the world?

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5:15PM PST on Nov 4, 2012

Before electric cars will be sensible for most people, a system of electric induction dervices need to be planted in roadways so that useable distance is 500-700 miles/day and for me, personally, electric cars will not be helpful as long as half our electricity comes from coal.

7:59PM PST on Dec 6, 2010

yay!! common people educate everyone you know, with more demand the electric cars will become readily available at an affordable price and evolve into amazing means of transportation improving with each new advance!

EV1 lives on!

6:59AM PST on Nov 21, 2010

GREAT! Now lets make 'em more affordable:)

10:37PM PST on Nov 20, 2010

I like this. thanx

5:07AM PST on Nov 17, 2010

How much more advanced might we have been had big oil not killed off the electric car 10 years ago. Good thing at least they did not kill it for good at least it is coming back as it should!!!!!

10:37AM PST on Nov 16, 2010

YEE-HAW!! 8D

7:23PM PST on Nov 15, 2010

woo-hoo!! as long as power comes from renewable sources and not coal or nuclear

9:49PM PST on Nov 14, 2010

THANKS

12:56AM PST on Nov 14, 2010

Sure would be nice if this is actually developed!

11:03AM PST on Nov 13, 2010

weird i haven't heard of this in the UK yet.

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