Wireless charging on an electrified roadway could remove one of the biggest hassles of owning an EV: the need to stop and plug in regularly.
Electrified roads could also be helpful in keeping electric buses, delivery vans, long-haul trucks and robotaxis operating around the clock.
The road in Detroit will be used to test and perfect Electreon's wireless-charging technology in a real-world environment before making it available to the public in the next few years.
When an EV equipped with an approved receiver nears the in-road charging segment, the road transfers electricity wirelessly through a magnetic field. The electricity is then transferred as energy to the vehicle's battery.
You don't have to worry about getting zapped by coming in contact with the pavement; it's safe for drivers, pedestrians and wildlife.