First Wireless electric vehicle charging roads to begin the test in Indiana USA Soon, which will use magnetized concrete slabs to charge the battery-powered vehicle.
- First wireless electric vehicle charging roads begin to test soon in USA
- The technology being used for the charging is made with German start-up Magment
- Similar project was launched in Gumi South Korea developed by KAIST
Indiana department of transportation and Purdue University, have recently announced the plans to start developing contactless wireless Charging concrete pavement highway segments. This particular project is a part of an ASPIRE (advancing sustainability through power infrastructure for road electrification) initiative and the technology is developed by connotation with German Start-Up Magment. Although not much has been revealed from the university and German Startup, some of the information are available through Magment’s website.
Magment revealed that they will be using Magnetisable concrete that is an extremely high wireless transmission efficiency claimed to be around 95 percent. The technology is all weatherproof, vandalism proof, and has high thermal conductivity as well. The testing for the battery-powered vehicles through roads will be conducted in Indiana in three phases. Out of three, the first two phases will be for pavement testing analysis and optimization research. These phases will be conducted at Purdue University West Lafayette campus by JTRP (joint transportation research program). The three phases will be On-Site testing of the roads.
While the location and the test distance haven’t been revealed yet by the university. Although, INDOT did reveal that they would be constructing a quarter-mile-long concrete pavement to check the magnetized capacity of charging electric trucks operations rated at 200 kilowatts or above. The testing will be beginning in the coming summer as well. While INDOT isn’t the first company or researcher to try this technology. A similar project has also been started in Gumi, South Korea. The technology was developed by Korea’s advanced institute of science and technology KAIST, which allows bigger trucks and buses to charge wireless over certain part roads in Korea.