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England’s Electric Motorways Let You Charge as You Drive

  • The government agency has announced plans to test wireless power-transfer tech that it hopes to build under the country’s motorways and major A roads.
  • Electric cables buried under the road are used to generate electromagnetic fields, which are picked up by a coil inside the device and converted into electricity.

  • Highway England aims to run the experiments for about 18 months before deciding whether to commit itself to an on-road trial. “The potential to recharge low emission vehicles on the move offers exciting possibilities,” commented Transport Minister Andrew Jones.

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