Presentation of a technology still in the prototype stage, which could well develop in the future to solve the range problem of electric cars. Current electric vehicles
With the French Government’s announcement that it will no longer sell thermal cars by 2040 (neither petrol nor diesel), it will be necessary to find an alternative to the current means of transport. Today, everyone imagines a future made of electric vehicles but no one wants to recharge their car with a cable after each trip. Although the autonomy is improving, we are still far from being able to cross France in a Renault Zoe without waiting for dozens of hours next to the charging station.
Would the solution then be to find an alternative solution to fill the battery in your car?
If the current BMW i8 is a hybrid sports car with only 37km range with its electric motor, prototypes are coming out of Munich with the ambition to revolutionize the use of electric cars. The German sports coupé has already demonstrated wireless charging by induction and magnetic field .
This is how we could soon have charging bases placed on the ground or integrated on the surface of a parking space or garage. Obviously, it will be necessary to define standards that all manufacturers will have to apply in order not to nip a promising technology in the bud.
And here’s how wireless charging works on a BMW i8 in safety car version of Formula E, thanks to a Qualcomm Halo charger. This video in English popularizes the technical terms and it is possible to choose the subtitles translated into French to better understand them.
But all this does not solve another problem, the one that accuses the electric car of not solving the pollution problem, but rather of moving it. The sources of pollution will no longer be the vehicles themselves (carbon dioxide emissions) but the energy production centres: nuclear power plants and especially thermal power plants which are at the origin of significant polluting emissions.
Thus, it will no longer be the city centres that will be polluted but the rural areas where energy production plants are installed.