The reduction of pollution by motorized vehicles is an issue that involves not only the automotive industry, beyond the fact that it is true that the greatest effort comes from manufacturers, the main responsible for emissions that harm the environment, and Currently, at least for most, are on a path that will one day allow them to offer only zero-emissions cars.
National and local governments also participate in this environmental crusade, either independently or in conjunction with private companies that do not necessarily produce vehicles. In the first case, governments work by regulating emissions to force vehicle manufacturers to reduce them. In another, they develop some solutions with specific firms, for example, those involving the roads or highways on which automobiles travel.
In the last group we can find some projects done in Sweden. The first occurred in 2016, when a corridor was built with electrified cables for the trucks, emulating the system used in trams or trolleybuses, and to keep the batteries of the electrified “giants” (hybrids in that case) charged. in orther to.
For this year, the slots were in effect by placing rails on the asphalt for charging the batteries of electric cars (also known in other latitudes as Scalextric), which must be equipped with a connector. Both the one and the other solutions were carried out on sections of public roads.
Electrified Rail, New Solution
During the last months, in the Nordic country, work continued on a new project. This time it is not about the use of cables or connectors to charge the vehicle battery, but about a wireless charging system. As? By use of panels located both on the road and in the automobile.
Emulating the increasingly popular cell phone recharging systems, the vehicles require no connectors to receive power located on the floor: it is sufficient to go to the panels. While not specified, the solution is expected to be rolled out to only one lane of the chosen road. There is also significant progress on the part of Volvo in this development option.
The world’s first electrified route for private vehicles will have an initial length of 21 kilometers and is expected to open in 2025. It will be located on the E20, a route that passes through the Scandinavian country’s main cities (Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö). , The long-term project involves construction of over 3,000 km of such roads.
Such projects would allow not only to reduce the autonomy that electric cars need, but also to reduce the size of the batteries, an important aspect to be able to make these vehicles cheaper, one of the main drawbacks. One which is battery powered mobility. Feeling today..