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Volvo Testing Electrified Road ConceptCleanTechnica

Editor’s Note: Wireless EV charging has been a hot idea for a long time, but seeing Volve get into this is pretty interesting and exciting. We’ll see where it leads! For now, here’s more on Volvo’s in-road, wireless EV charging solution and some rumination from Nicholas, via EV Obsession.

Remember when roads weren’t everywhere? Maybe not. However, they had to be built at some point. That was expensive. However, the current gasoline-powered road transportation system is old, unreliable, and inefficient because gasoline engines are unreliable and inefficient.

Volvo’s electrified road concept.
Image Credit: Volvo Group

Electric vehicles today are riding on that infrastructure, which was originally built for gasoline-powered cars. Is that the best thing to do? Or is it time to build roads that are better suited for electric cars?

The solution could be the latter. Volvoappears to have some faith in it.

More http://cleantechnica.com/2013/06/25/volvo-testing-wireless-road-mounted-car-charger/

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