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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.

Source: Axios