13 Jan '12, 9am

London gets wireless charging for EVs

Transport authorities hope wireless charging will increase the take-up of electric vehicles. If you think it’s strange to plug your car into the mains overnight, then how about this for something even weirder: a recharge that’s completely wireless. Just park over a special pad, and your electric car’s batteries start to charge. The technology has been developing rapidly in the last few years [see ‘Charging pads could keep EVs on the go ']. Now it’s being piloted in London, with 50 ‘wireless-enabled’ electric vehicles (EVs) let loose on the city’s streets. The Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) trial will test technology made by Qualcomm that exploits a phenomenon called inductive charging to ‘refill’ EVs without any electrical sockets. It works like this. Current passing through a charging pad in the ground generates an electromagnetic field that induces a current i...

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