It is now practical to refuel electric vehicles through thin air

A WISE driver keeps an eye on the fuel gauge, to make timely stops at filling stations. For drivers of electric cars, though, those stations are few and far between. The infrastructure needed for refilling batteries has yet to be developed, and the technology which that infrastructure will use is still up for grabs.

Most electric cars are fitted with plugs. But plugs and their associated cables and charging points bring problems. The cables are trip hazards. The charging points add to street clutter. And the copper wire involved is an invitation to thieves. Many engineers would therefore like to develop a second way of charging electric vehicles—one that is wireless and can thus be buried underground.

Electrical induction, the underlying principle, was discovered by Michael Faraday in 1831, and is used in electric motors and generators.

Read more: It is now practical to refuel electric vehicles through thin air

Don’t forget to share this via , , Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Buffer, , Tumblr, Reddit, StumbleUpon and Delicious.

Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

It is now practical to refuel electric vehicles through thin air

by Mike Rawson time to read: 1 min
Hi there - can I help you with anything?
[Subscribe here]
 
More in News, Travel
AI solves CAPTCHA
AI bot rips off human eyes, easily cracks web CAPTCHA codes. Ouch • The Register

Computer software that mimics how the human visual cortex works can solve text-based CAPTCHA challenges, the image recognition tasks often...

Close