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Wirelessly Charge Electric Vehicles by Induction While Driving

In the future ,Electric Vehicles may be able to recharge while driving down the highway, drawing wireless power directly from plates installed in the road that would make it possible to drive hundreds—if not thousands—of miles without having to plug in.

While the idea may sound like science fiction, CU Boulder engineers are making it a reality. Over the last two years, Assistant Professor Khurram Afridi has developed a proof of concept for wireless power transfer that transfers electrical energy through electric fields at very high frequencies.

The ability to send large amounts of energy across greater physical distance could one day allow the technology to expand beyond small consumer electronics like cell phones and begin powering bigger things like automobiles.

Devices used for charging electric vehicles are tested with OTS chambers to ensure safety, reliability and longevity under varying harsh temperature and humid environmental conditions.

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