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?