Electric Cars Can Be Charged While Driving on the Highway – Concern about the amount of energy stored in the battery is quite a concern for electric car users. There are still many places that do not provide electric charging stations. This raises the concern. However, this kind of challenge is being responded to quickly by the world’s electric car makers. So, now starting to design a way to charge an electric car without having to go to a charging station and even while driving.
Electric Cars Can Be Charged While Driving on the Highway
One of the challenges of battery-based electric vehicles is the reach and availability of public electric vehicle charging stations or charging stations. However, there is a new breakthrough in the United States (US). There is asphalt technology that can charge electric cars.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that electric vehicles in Detroit could increase their battery percentage by using an on-road charging system. This on-the-go charging technology for electric cars can be applied next year.
In an Associated Press report, in 2021 Whitmer announced plans for the state of Michigan to build roads that could charge electric vehicles on the move. This is the first breakthrough in the US.
The contract to build it was awarded to ElectReon, an Israeli company that develops wireless charging infrastructure. The highway will charge electric vehicles when the car is moving or stationary.
ElectReon has contracts for roads that can recharge electric car batteries in Israel, Sweden, Italy, and Germany.
“The contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation is an opportunity for the company to expand its presence in the US,” said ElectReon CEO Oren Ezer.
A highway that can recharge electric car batteries on the move will be located in the Central Michigan district. It was where the Ford Motor Company restored the old Michigan Central train station to develop autonomous vehicles.
“Highways and other efforts to improve sustainable infrastructure will help Michigan stay at the forefront of automotive technology and sustainability,” said Whitmer.
Michigan itself has a target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve that target, infrastructure such as charging electric vehicle batteries on highways will be built in Michigan. The move also aims to accommodate 2 million electric vehicles on Michigan’s highways by 2030.