A report has found that wireless charging for electric cars could be a reality within the next 10 years.
With drivers of electric cars currently tethered by short ranges and lengthy charging times, wireless charging would greatly improve the vehicles ability to cover greater distances.
Go Ultra Low, who conducted the study, found that if cars were able to be wirelessly charged while parked at home or at work, it would improve their popularity and usage. The company predicts that this technology could be available in the next 10 years.
Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra Low, said: “As technology progresses at a rapid rate, electric vehicles will soon be a natural choice for new car buyers as the cost and convenience of these cars will overshadow every other choice on the market.
“Electric cars are already suited to a huge proportion of the UK motoring population, offering the most cost effective, environmentally-friendly and easiest-to-drive option – it’s tomorrow’s technology today.”
With charging infrastructures rapidly expanding, it is hoped that by 2050 refuelling as we know it won’t exist and almost all cars on the road will be zero-emissions.
Denis Naberezhnykh, head of ultra-low emission vehicle technology at TRL, said: “Wireless charging will add convenience to the long list of reasons why it makes so much sense to drive an electric car. Wireless technology offers comparable recharging times and so in the future charging an EV could become as simple as parking on the driveway.”
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
April 4, 2016