Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Breakthrough Achieved

The ability to transfer electricity in this way has the potential to revolutionize the world of electric vehicles. If a car was able to be charged while it was being driven, then this would solve the problem of limited range and enable vehicles to travel for potentially unlimited distances. The idea is that a coil on the bottom of a car could receive electricity from coils that are connected to an electric current that is embedded in the road.

At the moment, the team at Stanford has been able to wirelessly transfer enough electricity to power a 1-milliwatt LED bulb. Obviously, an electric car will require a much greater amount of electricity, and increasing the amount of electricity is the next goal that the team is working towards.This new development has further reaching potential than just electric vehicles. In time, we may be able to wirelessly charge all of our devices, and there are numerous opportunities for use in robotics. The future is untethered.