With increasing cost of conventional fuel, automakers have started concentrating on development of electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles which are powered by an electric motor and is coupled to a conventional engine. The hybrid engines reduce the usage of conventional fuels and also reduces emissions. Automakers are developing a wide range of electric and hybrid products but the main disadvantage with these vehicles is the recharging of the batteries which supply power to the electric motor and hence these cars are limited to short distance commutes only.
The Volvo Group which has been known for introducing new technologies in their cars and buses has officially announced that it has successfully completed the research project on Electric Vehicle cordless charging system. The main aim of the Swedish automaker with this project is to develop a technology which charges the battery by using the basic principle of induction for buses and cars and this project was developed in Belgium, with partial funding coming from the local government. Volvo might release a complete range of electric vehicles in the near future as they have successfully completed this project.
Volvo has conducted this research on the Volvo C30 Electric Vehicle and with this new technology, they can fully charge the battery without a power cable in about two and a half hours. The automaker has set a new trend by developing the battery charging mechanism using wireless technology and it can be implemented by taking some protective measures. This technology will boost the appeal of owning an electric vehicle. Volvo’s intentions in the field of electrification are very clear. The C30 Electric Vehicle used as a test bed for this project will deliver a maximum power of 120 HP and has a maximum range of 150 kms. The Chinese owned company is also designing the batteries which will be built into the structure and panels of a car using carbon fibre.