Ever since electric vehicles have first been introduced, manufacturers and engineers have worked tirelessly to develop a wireless charging system designed specifically for electric cars.
The idea of being able to charge your car on the go, without having to use wires, plugs or cables is an appealing one, especially now with electric vehicles being sold on a regular basis than ever before.
According to recent reports, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a 20kW wireless charging system capable of fully charging your vehicle faster than most plug-in alternatives.
The government-funded ORNL works with the likes of Toyota and Clemson University to develop new technologies with the wireless charging system being one of its main projects.
According to the ORNL, now that it has developed the necessary technologies it will focus on figuring out how to wirelessly charge an electric vehicle whilst in motion.
This could completely change the way we travel and in a couple of years we could begin to see a shift with more people turning to alternative powertrains.
Recently, it has been announced that Netherlands is attempting to ban diesel and petrol vehicles by 2025, turning instead to electric cars. If necessary technologies are developed to improve electric vehicles, we will definitely begin to see more countries emerge with laws encouraging people to make the move from diesel and petrol to electric cars.
The future definitely looks bright for electric vehicles, however according to experts, it’s going to be a couple of years before we notice a complete shift.
There’s no denying that cars with alternative powertrains are the future. Not only are they cheaper but they also are much better for the environment.
How do you feel about electric vehicles? Would you get one if wireless charging became available worldwide? Let us know your thoughts and come back soon for more interesting and fun articles about cars.