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In-road wireless charging for electric vehicles

“Every prior attempt to electrify the car has assumed the vehicle would be the energy carrier. By comparison, the grid is much more efficient at moving energy from point A to point B, so if you can make dynamic charging safe and affordable, you are truly introducing something new.” — Jeff Muhs, director of Strategy and Business Development for Utah State University’s Energy Dynamics Laboratory

Utah State is working on a prototype now for buses. This could be a game-changer for electric vehicles.

  • Bad idea. Having an on board permanent magnetic generator so there is no need for an external power source is a much better idea than having to redesign our roads for a power strip to charge vehicles. First, consider the cost of a few hundred dollars per vehicle for an on board power generator versus billions in infrastructure costs and maintenance to upgrade our roads and highways. Not to mention the amount of traffic it will create while the roads are being upgraded or maintained.

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