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EEVblog 1584 – Wireless Freakin’ EV Charging Roads! A $250M Boondoggle

The US Department of Transport have authorised a $250M grant program to fund Wireless EV charging roads. A look at the pilot program in Detroit Michigan with the startup company Electreon:
https://electreon.com/

00:00 – Wireless EV road charging in Detroit
01:15 – $250M funding from the US Department of Transport!
03:18 – The inductive road coil
05:29 – This project is a half arsed approach to EV costs.
06:50 – Petrol/Gas vs Electric EV charging, still no contest.
07:14 – Reminds me of Adam Something and his take on Electric Busses
08:21 – Electreon gets UN Approval!
09:02 – Private company tech in roads?
09:41 – The location in Detroit
10:53 – The Chicken & Egg problem
13:52 – The problems are many
16:57 – Let’s watch the Electreon marketing video
18:16 – The EV retrofit is EASY!
20:25 – The motherload of wireless charging failure analysis document from DOT!
26:41 – They make it sound so easy!
27:56 – They want these on consumer EV’s, LOL!

Reference Links:
DOT failure analysis report: https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/57152
https://www.forbes.com/sites/billkoenig/2023/12/01/wireless-charging-for-electric-vehicles-may-be-advancing/?sh=5aa369e81d5f
https://apnews.com/press-release/business-wire/technology-europe-middle-east-business-israel-1894c77ba274467a8fd29373a1da4a0c
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/redefining-green-transportation-new-federal-bill-boosts-wireless-ev-charging-program-301894508.html
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2023/11/29/detroit-road-electreon-charge-ev-14th-street/71728909007/
https://apnews.com/article/wireless-roadway-electric-vehicle-charging-detroit-22fcdeabd026d81712a0c1a12b190d9a
https://stevens.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-stevens-introduces-bill-expand-wireless-ev-charging-programs-federal-level
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenrg.2022.926270/full
https://www.designboom.com/technology/ev-charging-highways-electreon-wireless-electric-vehicles-sweden-italy-05-24-2021/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2S2qzGkcis
https://www.theautopian.com/toyota-electreon-roads/
https://meticulousblog.org/top-10-companies-in-wireless-electric-vehicle-ev-charging-systems-market/
https://www.meticulousresearch.com/product/wireless-electric-vehicle-charging-systems-market-5178
https://australasiantransportresearchforum.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ATRF2022_Resubmission_32.pdf
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-63101889
https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1493137

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