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Post by Richo » Thu, 25 May 2017, 20:27

So Qualcomm are testing DEVC - Dynamic electric vehicle charging.
They are trying to charge an ev at 20kW while it's driving at highways speeds.

Not too sure if they are intending this for racing or public use. ... e-charging

I guess it's early days for this but would be pretty good for highways.
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Post by jonescg » Thu, 25 May 2017, 20:41

Strikes me as massively expensive infrastructure to install...
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Post by rhills » Fri, 26 May 2017, 01:22

And what about charging efficiency?

I didn't realise we had electricity to throw away...
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Post by poprock » Fri, 26 May 2017, 01:45

Seems to be similar to the Dutch experimental road charging from some four years ago?
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Post by coulomb » Fri, 26 May 2017, 18:49

poprock wrote: Seems to be similar to the Dutch experimental road charging from some four years ago?

As far as I can tell, the Dutch system is just solar panels in the roads, exporting to the grid. I don't see that they are attempting to charge vehicles with the power collected, or any other power source.
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