Electricity Transmitted to Auto Tire Through 10cm-thick Concrete
The decision to invest in an electric vehicle would be much easier to justify if the car in question offered unlimited range. That appears to be the concept behind a Toyohashi University research group's wireless power prototype, which can successfully transmit electricity through a 10 centimeter-thick concrete block. During a demonstration in Yokohama, Japan, the team sent between 50 and 60 watts of power through a pair of concrete blocks to two tires, which then juiced up a light bulb (you can see the rig just above). The project is called EVER (Electric Vehicle on Electrified Roadway), and could someday be used to keep cars moving along a highway without any need to pull over for a recharge, thanks to a constant stream of electricity coming from below the road. There are some serious obstacles to overcome before EVER can get some wheels turning -- namely, a need to pump nearly 100 times the current maximum load through concrete that's twice as thick as what they've managed today, not to mention improving
The Toyohashi University of Technology demonstrated its wireless power transmission technology using electric field coupling with automobile tires and the same concrete as used for public roads.
Thu 12 Jul 12 from Tech-On
(Phys.org) -- Electric vehicles' future continues to tease scientists to devise promising and practical ideas to keep these cars moving along the highways without having to pull over and wait ...
Sun 8 Jul 12 from Phys.org
Cars could be charged through tyres as team manages to send electricity through 12 inches of CONCRETE
The University of Technology says there are no technological hurdles to bringing 'EVER' - or Electric Vehicle on Electrified Roadway - to the roads, other than gaining mass-approval and adoption.
Tue 10 Jul 12 from Daily Mail
The decision to invest in an electric vehicle would be much easier to justify if the car in question offered unlimited range. That appears to be the concept behind a Toyohashi University research ...
Sat 7 Jul 12 from Engadget
As well as high prices, the other major shortfall of electric vehicles at the moment is their range. It typically takes several hours to recharge an electric car’s battery, after which ...
Fri 6 Jul 12 from Geek.com
A group of Japanese researchers from the Toyohashi University of Technology demonstrated a wireless power transmission technology yesterday at the Wireless Technology Park ...
Fri 6 Jul 12 from The Verge
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