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I've been following this technology for a number of years and a few times a year I dig around and see what's new. The stuff I pulled up today feels almost like I'm being an ad for ElectReon, but there are a number of other companies working on identical technology. I keep waiting for some different technologies like microwave or lasers to creep into the research to boost the power potential, but so far everything is centered around the same coil-based technology as phones are using.

I've also mentioned this in a couple threads and from some of the comments I feel like there was a bit of confusion with the wireless phone charging -- so I just thought I'd throw these links into a new thread to share the info and not steer any other threads in a different direction.

May 27, 2021 - How Electric Roads Could Power the Future (Bloomberg, Ford, ElectReon)
Apr 23, 2022 - Tech Company Turns Streets Into Charging Pads on Gotland Island in Sweden (NBC Report, ElectReon)
May 17, 2022 - Wireless EV charging - ElectReon

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From the article below:

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) $8.4 million grant for WAVE to develop and build a high-powered fast charger for electric trucks is being put to good use.

Ideanomics completed testing of WAVE’s 500kW wireless fast charger at the Port of Los Angeles Wednesday, as the company’s mobility president, Robin Mackie, stated:

We’re showing that today, right now, electric heavy-duty vehicles can operate 24/7, “topping off” their charge while the work is happening. The benefits of this technology are crystal clear – fleet operators become more efficient by cutting out vehicle downtime otherwise spent filling up or plugging a central depot.
Wireless 500kW charger for commercial electric trucks

 

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Ultimately, induction charging/power can make a lot of sense in many situations. Parking pads with induction charging are simpler to use and don't have any moving parts. In-road induction charging/powering is a lot more involved, but I can absolutely see it someday in the future, especially for things like urban transit.
 
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