Photo and Video: Charge as you drive on Electroad, coming soon to this country

Due to air pollution and some other tangible reasons which are numerous to mention caused by automobile engines that uses fuel have made so much attention to be on Electric powered engines.
Currently, the challenge being faced while using Electric powered engines is getting abundant refilling stations as you drive.

Based on this challenge, Israeli government have collaborated with a local company to install technology that will allow Electric buses to charge while driving-by way of smart technology embedded in the road.

As part of the project, the Israeli startup Electroad received $120,000 from the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety to test its technology on a half-mile stretch of road in Tel Aviv, opening next year. Provided all goes to plan, 11 miles of the smart road will then be installed between the city of Eilat and the nearby Ramon International Airport.

According to the comments made by the Electroad CEO Oren Ezer, “we are currently testing the durability of our under-the-road infrastructure." Explaining that there is heavy traffic on this stretch of road and making sure it can stand up to the constant barrage of vehicles is therefore of utmost importance.

“This is the first technology to offer cost effective and safe wireless on-the-go charging for electric vehicles,” Ezer continued. “It is exciting since it deals with the obstacles in the massive shift towards public electric transportation and thus has the potential to create a global transportation and energy revolution.”

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The local company plans to achieve this using electromagnets, with copper plates on the road which interact with similar copper plates under buses as they travel over them, thereby helping power the buses along.

Electroad's first installation of this technology will be in Israel, though Ezer said it will not be limited to that country in the long run. “We are talking with France, Germany, Sweden, the U.S., Spain and few others,” he said. “The solution is generating great interest, and we are being approached by multiple players in the global public transport sector.”

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