The main flaw of the electric car is the low battery life, a limit that the British government seems determined to overcome. To do this, the British company Highways England is experimenting with a technology to recharge electric cars on the go.
The cars will be charged by induction with wireless technology : electric coils placed under the road surface will create a magnetic field which, converted into electric current, will be able to recharge the car's batteries. The innovative aspect is not the existing wireless technology itself, but the fact that the process takes place on the go .
Obviously, many other parts of the world are studying this method, as shown in the video published by Stanford University, California.
The British government will invest over £ 500 million and test this system for around 18 months.
Huge electric cables are hidden under the asphalt to create the magnetic field necessary for charging.