With the advancement of technology, wireless charging technology is not a novel technology, our everyday mobile phones and other electronic products are already in use. But it’s much harder to charge an electric car wirelessly, and it’s still a lot harder to charge it while driving. Recently, according tomedia reports, ElectReon completed a test in Sweden, a net weight of 40 tons of long-hanging electric truck to carry out dynamic wireless charging test.
The test project is to drive on a highway with wireless charging and implement charging while walking. The test proves that the road infrastructure can run successfully in real life and that the system is not affected by rain and snow.
It is understood that the team deployed this special road between the town of Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland and the airport. Initially, the team placed the charging management control unit on one side of the road and connected it to the grid and the induction coils laid under the road. The truck, on the other hand, is charged statically by five receivers arranged on the chassis.
The system can then be operated to support the truck to charge it at a travel speed of up to 30 km/h. The test results were satisfactory, the system was operating while the truck was in motion, all receivers were operating properly, and the power of electricity was transmitted to the truck’s battery up to 45 kilowatts.
In the next few months, the team will gradually provide the speed of the vehicle on charging and reach the target of 125 kW of charging power. In addition, they will deploy more electric road sections, and electric buses will be used as airport shuttles for commercial operation.
Oren Ezer, ceo of Electreon Wireless, said: “We are delighted to be able to wirelessly charge long-distance electric trucks on public roads for the first time. The test results are an important milestone in the Swedish Transport Authority-funded project and for the realization of convenient, cost-effective and sustainable electric mobility. “