The electromagnetic technology involved in dynamic inductive charging could result in lighter, less-costly batteries. Sarah Gibbons reports.

As the drive to encourage electric-vehicle (EV) ownership gathers momentum, so does the desire to install automated recharging systems such as devices built into roads that top up batteries as the EVs drive over them.

Dynamic inductive charging technology has been tested in a range of scenarios globally. One system now is operating on a live transport route, on roads in two towns in South Korea.

High installation costs coupled with the relatively slow uptake of EVs are the main factors hindering wider installation of this technology, despite proof of its practicality and functionality. This article first appeared in WardsAuto.

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