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Sweden to build an electric road for dynamic wireless inductive charging of electric vehicles

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April 30, 2019
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by Jessica Hernandez
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The Swedish Transport Administration announced that the Smart Road Gotland consortium won the contract to build 1.6 km of electric road to test wireless inductive charging of electric trucks and buses while they are in motion on the road. The project is expected to cost around $12.5 million and is led by dynamic wireless charging solution developer Electreon. Dynamic wireless charging roads are economically unfeasible solutions just like solar roads and energy-harvesting floors. Considering that vehicle alignment with charging coils is a challenge when using inductive wireless charging and the cost is almost $8 million per kilometer of road, clients should ignore this project.

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