Charge as you drive in Sweden

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  1. pilotgrrl

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    Around 1.2 miles of electric rail has been built into a public road just outside Stockholm, and plans are in place to expand the project throughout other parts of the country and the world.

    The electrified road works by transferring energy from the rail through a moveable arm on the bottom of an electric car or truck.

    As the vehicle moves over the rail, the arm detects its location and moves into contact with it. When overtaking, the arm automatically raises.

    The rail is connected to the power grid and divided into sections that are only powered when vehicles move over them.

    Energy consumption of each vehicle passing over the rails is calculated by the system, enabling electricity costs to be charged to each user.

    The electrified road is being trialled using electrified trucks that have been developed as part of the project.

    “One of the most important issues of our time is the question of how to make fossil-free road transportation a reality,” said Hans Säll, chairman of the eRoadArlanda consortium, which is responsible for the project.


    https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/elec
    trified-road-sweden-first-ever-charge-cars-trucks-vehicles-stockholm-a8302656.html
     
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    all sounds good except the 'plans are in place to expand the project throughout other parts of the country and the world'.
    unless you consider plans for next century to be valid. research is wonderful and necessary, but hype about unproven tech is just that.
     
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    The tech is well proven with overhead wires, and just in trains. Some mines and quarries have the system in place for those house sized diesel-electric dump trucks.

    What's new here is the automation of the contact arm to the rail.
     
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    simple obstacle, easily overcome. soon, they will be all over the world, and we won't need a charging infrastructure.
     
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    :)
    I think cost to install and maintain the rails will slow it down a bit.
    Likely cheaper than hydrogen infrastructure though.
     
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    agreed.
     
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    Hmm, Tesla wanted to move DC electric current through the air to different devices, (not our Tesla), he got shot down for AC, but golly, if the roads are going to be live, why not use magnetic and anti magnetic force to raise and move cubes?
    And computers to place them, and solar to power that grid.

    And Bicycles.
     
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