America’s First Wireless EV-Charging Roadway Installed in Detroit, Michigan

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Detroit, Michigan, is now the first American city to construct a wireless-charging public road for electric vehicles.

On Nov. 29 a public demonstration unveiled the new technology and its capabilities, as reported by the Detroit Free Press.

The new technology is installed in a quarter-mile stretch of roadway on 14th street in downtown Detroit.

In the demonstration a Ford E-Transit commercial van was able to charge its battery while driving over the road — all done wirelessly.

The technology used in the wireless charging roadway comes from an Israeli company called Electreon.

As showcased in the demonstration, rubber-coated copper coils are buried beneath standard asphalt.

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