Electric cars would draw remote power on the go

Jun 19, 2017, 7:11 AM EDT
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Researchers at Stanford University are working on a technology that would let electric vehicles draw power wirelessly from roads as they move. The team made a big advance in this direction when it managed to wirelessly transmit electricity between two moving objects within 27 inches apart.

Although wireless-charging already exists, due to technological limitations, gadgets are required to be placed at specific positions, which is like “invisible tethering,” a challenge that the new development addresses, writes Live Science.

Most electric cars require a recharge after 200 miles but with “wireless charging on the go,” this range issue won’t be a hurdle, notes Seeker.