Pa. Turnpike jumping into solar power as it explores electrified road services for electric vehicles – very light details, but mention of the road having charge while you drive technology

Pa. Turnpike jumping into solar power as it explores electrified road services for electric vehicles – very light details, but mention of the road having charge while you drive technology

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https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2022/09/11/pennsylvania-turnpike-ohio-turnpike-solar-power-electrified-road-surface-charging-evs/stories/202209110061


Pa. Turnpike jumping into solar power as it explores electrified road services for electric vehicles – very light details, but mention of the road having charge while you drive technology



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Read it Too  i have two of the exact same bikes. had to plug some wires in after buying them. One works, the other doesn't. the light and display works, and the battery is fine but it won't accelerate.

8 thoughts on “Pa. Turnpike jumping into solar power as it explores electrified road services for electric vehicles – very light details, but mention of the road having charge while you drive technology

  1. “Charge while you drive” sounds like something someone added in to hype up the proposal. The technology is a) still in the proof-of-concept phase, b) doesn’t have a commercial standard, and c) sucks.

  2. I don’t quite understand how putting charging technology into the ground where literally millions of tons of cars and trucks roll on top on a frequent basis makes any sense. We rebuild roads every few years! However an established technology like overhead power that lasts for years might make sense. There is a testing ground on that live in Germany (article in German):
    https://www.electrive.net/2020/09/13/im-oberleitungs-lkw-ueber-die-a1-erstaunlich-unspektakulaer/

  3. I’ve heard that wireless charging is highly efficient, but no detailed technical explanation. I can understand that the energy transfer while charging could be highly efficient, but what about when there’s no electric car driving over that stretch of road – does the system turn off, or does it stay running and drawing current but not charging anything, therefore being 0% efficient?

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