- The first phase of the tests will be staged on private roads, but if these prove successful, then the plan is to switch to live tests on public roads. The tests will require fitting the cars with wireless receivers and the selected test zones with transmission equipment.
- The tests will determine how the technology would work safely and effectively. If the project tests are successful, electric highways will allow drivers of electric or hybrid vehicles to go on long journeys without the inconvenience of having to stop and recharge batteries.
- Electric cars have been around for quite some time, but a stumbling block to their widespread use has always been the fact they are restricted by distance. The maximum distance most electric cars can travel on one charge is 100 miles. Only Tesla has so far managed to beat this and a few of the variations of its Model S are good for 300 miles on one charge.
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