Electric Cars, Buses, & Trucks Could Charge While Driving On eHighways — Will Soon In Sweden

The Swedish transport authority Trafikverke is building the 1.6 km test stretch of eHighway to test how cars can drive while staying charged, or even recharge as they drive on highways. An eHighways is essentially a part of a road that has a conductive charging pad that stretches along a lane. Trucks, buses, and cars can recharge as they drive for what could be limitless miles, as long as the cars ride on inductive pads and have the necessary hardware…

This public-private initiative, based on Electreon’s leading technology, will be the first in the world to charge inductively both an electric truck and a bus while in full motion. The Smart Road Gotland will be used as a pilot project, with its data used to evaluate the effectiveness of the technology in Swedish transport. And according to Jan Pettersson, program manager at Trafikverke: