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development of power transfer pads made from recycled materials to integrate into the road’s surfaces


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By 2050, roughly half of cars on the road will be electric. The transition from gas to electric vehicles will mean an increased demand for charging infrastructure.
German tech startup Magment is one of the companies at the forefront of wireless transfer charging, developing power transfer pads made from recycled materials to integrate into the road’s surface. These electrified street lanes will theoretically allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive. Implementing this technology may help allay concerns about long-distance trips that deter drivers from switching to electric vehicles. Miroslav Tesic, head of Magment’s project management, says “autonomous driving needs autonomous charging too.
“Charging roads are an important component of the transition towards e-mobility and the de-carbonization of the transport system,” says MIT’s Ratti.
In addition to charging as they drive, the surface pressure of cars could also serve as a source of renewable energy. Marco Krieziu, commercial director of Italian company 20energy, says its product, LYBRA, “recovers kinetic energy and heat from the passage of vehicles over its surface and converts it into electricity that can be self-consumed on-site or fed back into the grid.”
Ratti cautions that the long-term success of these technologies is unknown, and that their convenience would come at a huge financial cost. Even so, he is excited to see which charging road innovations will stand the test of time.

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  • walter lungayi

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    great idea

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    • Tabitha Kimani

      62 w

      Awesome contribution by @Magment. A sustainable solution.

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      • Joseph Githinji

        62 w

        A great way to encourage e mobility, there is no excuses for not to join this course whatsoever.

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        • Ajema Lydiah

          62 w

          great

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            62 w

            This is great

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            • Munene Mugambi

              62 w

              Good work by the companies working on making the green transition smooth

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