Rocket Scientists Are Developing Roads That Can Charge Electric Cars

Published May 17 2021 at 10:50 AM GMT
  • If only there was a way to charge your electric car on the go.
  • Perhaps high-frequency electrical fields embedded into the road's surface might help" Well, that's exactly what one rocket scientist at the Cornell University is developing.
  • Picture this: you're driving on the highway and you're running out of charge, but there are no charging stations nearby.
  • What do you do' Cornell's associate professor Khurram Afridi suggests a new way to charge, by pulling into a particular lane that features charging functions that will charge your car as you drive, which then allows you to pull back out into the regular lanes and continue on with your journey.
  • This method would be ideal for long journeys, but what about last-minute emergencies" Afridi also thinks his development could be installed at traffic lights or in high-traffic areas where drivers are more commonly stopped for a longer period of time to further charge the EVs.



  • Published May 17, 2021 10:50 AM GMT