Goodbye Range Anxiety! In-Road Inductive Charging Offers an Unlimited Range to Electric Vehicles

By: | July 3rd, 2022

Image courtesy: Stellantis

Whenever we talk about electric vehicles (EVs), there are always questions about charging – how easy it is to find a charging point, how long it takes to charge, and so on. 

Not having enough access to efficient charging stations is one of the barriers to EV purchase.

 But what if you could charge your EV on the move without needing to stop at a charging station?

Amsterdam-based Stellantis and its project partners have successfully tested DWPT Technology in Electric Vehicles. DWPT technology allows you to wirelessly charge electric vehicles (EVs) as you travel over the specially equipped road. Thanks to an innovative system of coils placed under the road surface to transfer energy directly to vehicles.

Stellantis used an electric Fiat 500e, a battery electric vehicle (BEV), to conduct the test at the “Arena del Futuro” circuit in Chiari, Italy.

There is no need to stop at charging stations for the battery to be charged

This technology can be used on all vehicles with special “receivers” to receive energy directly into the electric motor.

New technology will extend the range and conserves the EV’s battery

Stellantis is the parent company behind iconic automotive brands like Fiat, Chrysler, Citroen, and Peugeot, among others. It used wireless EV charging technology from Israel’s Electreon, the same company that transformed the 1.6 km stretch of road at Gotland in Sweden into a wireless energy charging dock.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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