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Renault tests electric vehicle charging in rolling

With the help of partners, the Diamond has developed a road which can recharge the Kangoo ZE, which roll up to 100 km/h. But such an idea does she have for the future ?

We know the road that produces electricity through photovoltaic panels as well as the plates charge by induction the electric cars parked. Here is a cross of the two : Renault has just introduced a charging system dynamics that allows the “full” in a wheelchair.

The device has been developed with the companies, Qualcomm Technologies* and Vedecom** in the framework of the project “Fabric”, which is funded in part by the European Union and which aims to study the feasibility and the economic viability of a charging dynamic wireless.

The first demonstration took place on a track of 100 meters built in Versailles. According to the Diamond, the system is capable of charging 20 kW at speeds up to 100 km/h. Two Kangoo Z. E, received a special module that “picks up” the electricity on. A new testing phase will soon be launched by Vedecom to assess “the operation and efficiency of the energy transfer to vehicles for a wide range of practical scenarios”.

The idea is good, but not sure she has a great future. Deploying this system would require significant investment to equip the major roads. For such a device is to be relevant, it is necessary, that electric vehicles represent a significant share of the rolling stock. It should happen, but by then, the autonomy of the electric vehicles has grown, allowing to perform without recharging for long distances.

* specialized in the design and implementation of solutions telecommunications

** French institute of research partnership public-private, and training dedicated to individual mobility low carbon and sustainable

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