ElectReon Introducing World’s First EV Charging Highway in Italy

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Electric cars are becoming the future of the auto industry. I feel like the world will change a lot with electricity, and I wonder how it will change, it’s both scary and fun at the same time. There are so many things to think about when it comes to electric cars. Like with every step that we take forward, several issues need to be solved. The charging mechanism for these cars is one of the most significant obstacles.  Companies need to construct more stations and enhance charging speeds to assist everyone who owns an electric car just as there is a gas station around every corner of the road. A complete charge for some electric vehicles can take up to hours.

Many automakers and experts believe that future charging of electric vehicles might occur on highways that can charge the car as it travels. While that may sound like something of science fiction, Italy is scheduled to acquire the world’s first electric vehicle charging highway. The road will be installed along a section of highway in Northern Italy. ElectReon Wireless, a firm based in Israel, created the technology behind this project.

The company’s solution enables EV batteries to be charged while the car is driving over specially built roadways with electrification equipment implanted inside. The technology is now being tested on a kilometer-long section of roadway between Milan and Brescia in Italy. ElectReon is constructing the highway’s infrastructure by placing copper coils under the asphalt. The infrastructure developed by ElectReon will require the construction of a 1,050-meter asphalt ring road powered by 1MW of electricity. This closed ring road, which is located near the Chia, will be named “Arena of the Future” or “Arena del Futuro” in Italian.

During the experiment, copper coils on the side of the road will transfer energy directly to the batteries of electric cars (EVs) via magnetic induction, allowing them to be recharged while driving. Using magnetic induction, energy from those coils will be wirelessly transmitted to the car batteries as it rolls down the road. The charging system does necessitate the installation of a control unit on the side of the road and a receiver in the chassis of each vehicle taking part in the experiment.

ElectReon Wireless envisions a world free of “range anxiety” with its “Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer” technology, according to the company’s website.

Sweden just built its first electric road, which runs between Stockholm Arlanda airport and a logistics complex and charges vehicles and trucks. Meanwhile, Cornell University researchers recently suggested a new, smaller system that is inspired by NASA’s methods for interacting with space missions and uses oscillating current fields rather than magnetic induction.

Though ElectReon hasn’t specified start date for the project its website presently describes the project’s status as “in deployment”. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as any concrete information from the trial becomes available.

It’s worth emphasizing that the widespread adoption of electric vehicle-charging highways and roads is still a long way off. It might take years to adopt such a system internationally, and past ambitious highway initiatives, such as the solar panel road, demonstrate that success is far from assured.

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