This Roadway Makes It Easier to Charge an Electric Vehicle on the Go

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 19, 2015
References: highways.gov.uk & fastcoexist
The UK is currently testing a new highway that allow drivers to charge an electric vehicle on the go. While electric cars have become more common in recent years, many cities still lack adequate infrastructure to support these kinds of vehicles. The UK is trying to solve this problem with a revolutionary new roadway.

The new highway is being produced by 'Highways England' and it is currently in the early stages of testing. The road itself functions as an electric highway that can wirelessly charge vehicles as they pass. The system relies on a series of electric cables installed underneath the roads. These cables generate electromagnetic fields that help to charge an electric vehicle passing overhead. The technology would make it easier for more drivers to make the switch to electric vehicles.

If the tests go as planned, we could see the installation of electric highways in the very near future.