Electric Road Systems

These allow vehicles to charge as they are driving, giving electric vehicles unlimited range, including heavy trucks. All roads don’t need to be fully electrified since vehicles are still expected to have batteries. There just needs to be charging zones along major highways and busy bottlenecks in cities. This is the only current electrification system suitable for heavy trucks. Although heavy trucks are only a small percentage of the vehicles on the road, they produce about one-third of the emissions because they travel long distances at sustained power outputs. Electric roads also make a lot of sense for private cars because they allow smaller batteries to be used, greatly reducing vehicle cost while also reducing weight and, therefore, performance. The capital cost of road electrification may initially seem quite high but is surprisingly cheap when compared to the alternatives.