Recharging electric cars without a plug

By |2013-05-23T16:09:16+00:00May 8th, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|3 Comments

You’ve heard of drivers having “road rage,” but how about “range anxiety?” Well that’s the term being used to describe owners of electric cars who nervously peer at the battery charge indicator on their dashboard to see if they have enough juice to get where they’re going. But now comes word that the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is working on a system that would embed transmitting coils in roadways, and put receiving coils in cars that would allow them to charge as they ride down the road. Such wireless power transmission isn’t a new idea and still has lots of kinks to work out, but it could eventually pull the plug on range anxiety and put some new zip in electric transport.

3 Comments

  1. jameshrust May 24, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Has anyone analyzed the cost for such conveniences. The country is going broke; maybe some thought on spending is in order.

  2. Eckenhuijsen Smit May 26, 2013 at 5:00 AM

    All this technological infrastructure would cost billions; for what?
    It will certainly not affect Climate Change in any way.
    So for a world in great economical stress, it is the most stupid plan to propose.

  3. Eckenhuijsen Smit May 26, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    Such a technological endeavour would cost billions; for what?
    It certainly will not affect Climate Change in any way.
    In times of economic disaster, it is even more stupid to propose such a plan!

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