Charging an EV in a wireless ambiance, which was, all this time, a distant dream, might become a reality soon
Wireless charging of mobiles has now become mainstream with many homes and cars having charging docks and pads but can you imagine an EV getting charged through the same principle? A couple of Indians have made such a phenomenon possible with their latest invention.
Sagar Kumar and Rohit Rajbhar of Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) have successfully developed a wireless charging system which can charge electric vehicles on the go without the need to halt.
This technology enables an electric car or a bike to be driven for long distances without any range anxiety or fear of not able to find a charging station on the way. Simply, an EV can be driven like any other fossil fuel vehicle.
The students reportedly said that electric vehicles running on our roads can’t cover long distances due to limited number of charging stations in the country. According to their development, their system uses towers erected on the roadside.
These towers produce strong electromagnetic waves filled with energy. When an EV fixed a receiver comes in the range of these towers, the receiver captures the signal and converts it into electricity for charging the vehicle’s battery pack.
Currently, the students are working on increasing the charging speed of the system with various techniques and strategies. They had also sent a proposal to NITI Aayog for further perusal and grants.
With present-day EVs already relying heavily on regenerative braking for slight boost in range, this wireless charging system might completely eliminate the need for charging in the near future.
But, the project is currently in the prototype stage without taking into account various other environmental and health factors. Once NITI Aayog scrutinises, we will get to see a clearer picture whether it gets the green signal or not.
A few years back, when 5G was first deployed, there were rumours of birds dying in large numbers unable to bear the radiation.
Hope government takes into account all these factors especially, the effects of having strong radiation on the roads that’s capable of charging thousands of cars on the go every single day.