Written by Kfir Kedem – April 06, 2022
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
Israeli wireless vehicle charging company, Electreon, is back at it again. Since 2019, the company has been working on a wireless charging smartroad in Gotland, Sweden. This is directly in line with the Swedish Transport Administration’s target of electrifying 2,000 km worth of roads by 2030.
But in order to do so, the smartroads must be able to safely charge more than the average passenger car. They should be able to charge buses that drive all day long and heavy-duty trucks. A 40-ton truck along with a bus have driven in Gotland while successfully being charged with an average power of 70 kW at speeds of up to 80 km/h.
Auto Trendy’s take:
This has been a really impressive result. Commercial vehicles are where this technology is really needed. The more that they drive, the more profitable they are. Which is quite the opposite to passenger cars which spend the majority of the time parked. For the road to successfully charge the vehicles with such high powers at such speeds is truly notable.