Wirelessly Charge Electric Vehicles

Wirelessly Charge Electric Vehicles
technology

A new technology uses magnets to refill car batteries without the need to plug it in.

Carib Guerra
  • 31 october 2012

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have invented a method for wirelessly charging electric vehicles.

The technology uses two magnets. One rotating base magnet is set in a parking spot, drawing energy from the grid, and a second is installed in the vehicle. When the vehicle is in position the magnet in the car rotates because of the pull of the base magnet. This movement generates power to charge the battery.

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