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Electric Highways
August 20, 2015, 09:43:31 AM
Tests are being carried out in the UK for electric highways that allow electric cars to be recharged as they travel along the road, so they can drive long distances without needing to stop for a battery charge. If these electric highways prove successfull, all the major roads in England will be adapted for use by electric vehicles.

At present 100% electric vehicles are mainly used by businesses. Hybrid cars are more popular with the public. Do you think this will make a difference to the type of car we all drive in future?

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#1 Re: Electric Highways
August 20, 2015, 05:38:55 PM
Hi!
Well, probably it will change things about how we drive future cars, or rather about what car we will drive in the future.
The thing is, I don't know what system choosen the England, but the basic problem I can think for electric vehicles is wire. Trains was never able to overtake another train, with all the problem it made. If we are able to recharge electric vehicles without a wire and without dangerous waves, why not after all, I think it's the autonomy is one of the major deal breaker about electric highways.

The problem is that with this system, while transitioning, you'll probably still need an hybrid car supporting the new standard of eletric highways. Worst, when you'll change continents, you would have to throw away your car, since US/Canada uses 110V/60 Hz where Europe uses 220V/50 Hz. Or both continents magically do a specification and both follow it, but that would be so impressing :p

 
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