Joe Tomicki
I have to tell u that this will not work without mods to the car. u better make a small test track to prove it. I have a electric bike that recharges while driving and it does not use anything but the road not all on the bike. so I know what it takes and this will not work without another battery added if u try to charge a battery that is being used to run the car all the power goes to the moter and can\'t go to the batterys. trust me I know.
Joe Tomicki
also if u ever put many cars on a toy slot car track u will know this will not work.
Wesley Bruce
This is not even new. The USA had about a kilometer of induction highway in California in the early 1980\'s. These guys are going to get a huge shock at the patent office. Reinventing the wheel is not profitable. This technology worked but when the first oil shock ended the project died. The coils are still in the road but nothings connected to them.
That said the technology does work and is getting cheaper. Also the 1970\'s/ 80\'s work already did the safety testing. Someone needs to do some library research.
And as a non deceitful right winger I\'d like to know if you have even followed the latest data confirming that the CO2 forcing ratio is 1.6 not 3.0? More CO2 = more heat and water vapor = more clouds = cooling negative feed back. Its summer and people are wearing scarves! China\'s now saying no to carbon taxes on planes, etc.
Hopefully as the IPCC slowly dies, abandoned in an ally by its finaciers, this project wont die as its predecessor did.
There is already something similar to this. It\'s called a \"Subway third rail\". It provides power while the vehicle is moving, or it could recharge a battery in the vehicle since it is providing electrical power. And it\'s more direct so you wouldn\'t lose power during transmission and you wouldn\'t have to bury the whole thing underground which would probably be incredibly expensive. Put it on a freeway, where people aren\'t supposed to be walking around and it would be pretty safe too.
Actually I think the biggest impediment to EVs apart from leftie/greenies who flunked stage 1 physics, is the batteries.
Until they can either get a battery that
a) never wears out b) has about 10 times the energy storage density c) doesn\'t involve seriously nasty chemicals and processes in its production
they will not get off the ground. In short they need to figure out how to ditch the battery altogether. 97% transfer efficiency by inductive coupling is very high too - I\'d like to see this off the computer simulation and put into real life.
Jamii Hamlin
Battery vehicles are doomed and unsustainable. It pointless to pursue these type of technologies when there are cleaner and more sustainable technologies that will require less infrastructure rebuild and better adaptable for rural or uncharted off road use. I much rather have a hydrogen bottle strapped into my car and only emit water as a waste product and be able to drive far away from this pie in the sky ideas.
I get so tired of all the bad articles where the author just believes anything he\'s told without doing any background check.
To begin with Tesla is releasing a car, Model S, this year that will go 300 miles (480 km) on one charge. That\'s quite a bit more than 100 miles stated in the article. How many times do you drive more than 300 miles in a day? The EV can then be recharged over night.
Battery tech will probably also see a great increase in the not to distant future with nano technology for example giving batteries much more surface area to react.
@ Joe, why the would you not be able to charge the battery while driving?
@ Adrien, how many cars these days never wear out? What car today can go 3000 miles on one tank?
With gas prices rising to levels where normal people can\'t afford to drive and electricity in comparison is almost free, why would you not want to change to an EV? - no matter your political ideas.
Richard Dinerman
What was the crap remark regarding \"crafty deceitful right wingers\"???? Perhaps you dishonest conniving left wing bleeding heart liberals are to blame? Seriously - your comment tainted the credibility of the entire article!
Paul Schacht
One of Gizmag\'s best features is the lack of political news / views. Please keep it that way.
As for the rest of the post, it looks more like something from the April Fool\'s Day pile or an Onion reject.
Dory Goldberger
\"The greatest obstacle standing in the way of electric-vehicle adoption - besides crafty, deceitful right wingers\"
This authors offensive comments and the poor research the efficiency issues of this kind of charging, not to the mention the cost of this type of infrastructure..... this article is poorly written.
I can tell you this if you keep reprinting this type of crap you will loose at least one reader.