UAE Begins Trial of Novel Technology to Charge EV on the Move

The wireless charging unit is embedded underneath a 60-meter road stretch in the city and uses Shaped Magnetic Field in Resonance technology to charge vehicles while on the move, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said

February 14, 2020. By News Bureau

A new wireless technology that helps an electric vehicle get charged while in motion is on pilo, officials said.

The wireless charging unit is embedded underneath a 60-metre road stretch in the city and uses Shaped Magnetic Field in Resonance technology to charge vehicles while on the move, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said.

"The initial phase covers preparing the infrastructure and laying an embedded power-charging grid underneath a road strip for the dynamic wireless charging of electric vehicles and buses in motion," RTA said in a statement.

RTA has launched the test-run of the dynamic wireless charging of electric vehicles and buses in motion using the Shaped Magnetic Field In Resonance technology.

Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA said the project is one of RTA's initiatives as part of Dubai's effectiveness to promote the use of environmentally friendly vehicles and sustainable transport means.

Officials said the technology facilitates seamless operation of the vehicle without having to stop at charging stations.

"It will also reduce pollution and will not block movement on the streets. They also expect the initiative to increase the number of electric vehicles in Dubai," the statement said.

The RTA has join forces with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and Dubai Silicon Oasis for rolling out the project, the Khaleej Times stated.

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