What’s billed as the nation’s first wireless-charging public roadway for electric vehicles has been installed just west of downtown Detroit.
According to AP News, copper inductive charging coils allow vehicles equipped with receivers to charge up their batteries while driving, idling or parking above the coils.
“This will be revolutionary for electrifying vehicles,” said Bradley C. Wieferich, director for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). “We’re going to use this as a springboard to learn and understand how things work. But ultimately: How can we scale this up? How can this eventually be something that we use across the state of Michigan and the United States?”