Researchers Developing Way to Charge Electric Vehicles as they Travel

Utah State University researchers are exploring the feasibility of transmitting coils being installed below roads to wirelessly charge electric vehicles as they are in motion. According to one of the researchers on the project, range anxiety is a significant factor in why electric cars have not been popular with consumers.

Range anxiety is “worrying your vehicle won’t be able to reach your destination before it runs out of energy.” The team will be testing their concept in a one-of-a-kind facility that features an oval roadway and other technology to solve technical issues in their concept.

Read more about how the USU project could eliminate range anxiety associated with electric vehicles.