How does it work?
Wireless electric road technology is based on induction, with copper coils installed under the roadway. The coils transfer energy to a receiver that can be mounted on any kind of electric vehicle, such as trucks, buses and cars. The technology enables charging while driving, and by that the need for large batteries is reduced.
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What is the difference between inductive and conductive charging?
Inductive charging is done by magnetic fields, which enables wireless charging. Common examples in daily life are an inductive kitchen stove or charging of an electric toothbrush.
Conductive charging on electric roads means that electric energy is transferred from the roadway, from the side or from above, via rails or electric wires, where the electric vehicles connect physically while driving. This technology requires an arm or pantograph attached to the vehicle that reaches the rail or the cable.
The wireless technology makes the system flexible, cost effective, easy to maintain and it has minimal impact on the surrounding environment.
Electric roads are an important solution in making today’s transport system more sustainable. Conductive solutions can work as a complement to the more flexible inductive electric roads. Conductive technology can be favourable for certain applications, but inductive systems offer much larger flexibility regarding areas of use, business models etc. Inductive technology is also well suited for autonomous vehicles as no human intervention is required.
What is the technical lifespan of the infrastructure?
With normal maintenance the coils and other equipment will have an estimated technical lifespan of approximately 40 years.
Is the technology useful in urban environments?
It is perfectly suited for urban locations, both for dynamic, semi-dynamic and static charging, regardless if the vehicle is moving or standing still. For example at a bus terminal or at a logistic center, where many vehicles pass.
How does the technology work with snow and ice?
The energy transfer is not affected by snow and ice.
Is the system compatible with tunnels?
As the infrastructure lies beneath the roadway (8 cm under the surface), installing the technology in tunnels is not a problem. It should be noted that the road still needs energy supply.
Is the road dangerous?
Not at all, because of the fact that the road only activates when a licensed vehicle passes over the coils under the roadway. Otherwise the technology is completely passive and will never transfer energy or radiation to unlicensed vehicles, humans or animals passing by. A solid safety work has been done in advance to identify safety routines and energy transfer control, and to make sure that the technology is safe for humans or the environment.
How can I buy ElectReon stock?
ElectReon’s stock is publicly traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), under the name Electreon Wireless LTD. To purchase shares, you will need to do so through a broker