Stopping at a gas station to refuel your car could become a thing of the past if Highways England has anything to say about it. They’ve created a road that will charge an electric car simply by driving the car over it. The technology uses special electromagnetic field generating equipment to keep electric cars going in hopes of making a more sustainable road network for England.
Highways England plans to test this technology over 18 months before a decision is made to move the project to public roads
Electric cables are buried under the road to generate electromagnetic fields which are caught by a coil inside the vehicle and converted into electricity
The government is already committing £500 million over the next five years to keep Britain at the forefront of this technology