21 Jun '13, 11pm

Volvo testing wireless, in-road charging system for EVs - Autoblog (blog)

Volvo testing wireless, in-road charging system for EVs - Autoblog (blog)

The road of tomorrow is electric Consider a future where trucks and buses continuously are supplied with electric power without carrying large batteries. Instead, power lines are built into the surface of the road. This could be a future solution for long-distance trucks and buses running on electricity. The Volvo Group already has extensive knowledge about electric drivetrains, but in order to become world leading in sustainable transport solutions, the Volvo Group must find even more solutions that allow the vehicles to operate on renewable energy. A great deal of this energy will be distributed as electricity. However, the challenge is about supplying the vehicle with electricity power when needed. "In city traffic, there are currently various solutions and we are researching many others. We have field tests in progress where our plug-in buses are equipped with a batter...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/06/21/volvo-testing-wirele...

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