For all of today’s electric cars, driving on the highway, especially at high speeds, drains battery power at an astonishing pace. However, Fiat managed to ensure that the electric “five hundredth” does not consume energy while driving.
Permanent mobile invented? In any case. Both the vehicle and the road are adapted for induction charging while driving. This technology is called Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer (DWPT).
Fiat 500e and electric bus on test road with charging inductors.
A piece of road in an enclosed test area in Chiari, Italy, has profiles stored in asphalt, which send energy to vehicle prototypes fitted with receivers for this energy.
The power goes directly to the electric motors, not to the battery, which means the vehicles don’t use up the energy stored in the batteries. The efficiency of this energy transfer is similar to that of fast charging using a conventional stand. For lower losses, the system works with direct current.
The goal, of course, is to achieve longer battery life by reducing the frequency of fast charging, being able to fit cars with smaller batteries, and therefore cheaper and lighter weight, and suppressing the fear of immobility.
Tests have shown that the magnetic field is not a problem on board the vehicle. And since there are no exposed metal elements, it is safe to cross the road normally.
“Our long-term strategic plan, Dare Forward 2030, is based on the premise of delivering the latest technology for freedom of mobility for everyone, and this project is at the heart of what we are heading toward as a company,” said Ann-Lise Richard, Head of Global e-Mobility Business Unit at Stellantis Group.
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