Wireless charging roads for electric vehicles
With the increasing demand of fossil fuels and decreasing supply, year-after-year, it’s very difficult to continue using cars and buses which need gas or diesel as fuel. And hence, moving towards electric vehicle is extremely important. But, the biggest obstacle with the electric vehicle is that, with current technology, electric vehicles do not go far with full charge. It can only be used as local commute vehicle. That too, one has to struggle with all the calculations before taking the car on road, to see if it has enough charge to reach destination and come back. Is there a charging station at the destination, so that I can charge, if needed.
Imagine a world, where you never have to worry about charging your electric vehicle? In fact, the more you drive, the more it get charged. If its possible, it will not only help keep your vehicle charged all the time, it will also encourage you to use your electric vehicle more than your secondary gas vehicle.
This can be achieved by having the roads made of a wireless charger. Like, the dedicated HOV lanes, there will be a dedicated lane which will be made of series of wireless chargers. When you drive on that lane, you car will be continuously charging while you are driving. And you will never run out of the charge.
To validate this idea, I will do a prototype with my battery operated toy car and the series of wireless charger, acting as a lane.
FT1235 5W – Transmitter Prototype Kit, FT1235 – 5W Receiver Prototype Kit, Battery operated toy car