INCIT-EV’s third use case focuses on building the road of the future by pushing the boundaries of dynamic wireless power transfer on long distance roads.
A dynamic inductive load lane will be implemented in the coming months, in a test circuit in the Satory district of Versailles, in France in the coming months.
This real-life demonstrator will enable INCIT-EV partners VEDECOM Institute, CIRCE Eurovia, Enedis, Stellantis and Gustave Eiffel University to assess the potential use of high-speed wireless loading on highways.
With a power of 90 kilowatts along 80 metres, the test circuit is expected to be able to charge vehicles travelling up to 120 kilometres per hour.
This dynamic wireless charging technology could be a real game-changer when it comes to boosting the adoption of electric mobility.
It could help reduce the size of the vehicles’ batteries by up to 80% by making it possible to recharge the vehicles while driving.
Reducing the size of the batteries would make the vehicles more affordable, lighter and therefore more energy-efficient. It also reduces the need of raw materials needed to manufacture the batteries, making them easier to recycle.
The second use case of the INCIT-EV project also looks into dynamic wireless charging but in a urban environment, at the heart of cities.