Israel To Roll Out Wireless Charging Road

Shortly after Qualcomm successfully tested a 100-meter long wireless charging road, it has been announced that the government of Israel is working with a local start-up to create a short bus route in Tel Aviv that uses charging roads.

The company deploying the technology locally, ElectRoad, recently received a $120,000 grant from Israel’s Ministry of Transport and Road Safety after successfully showcasing an 80-foot test route at its headquarters in Caesarea.

ElectRoad will outfit a small portion, approximately half a mile long, of a Tel Aviv bus route with the technology to be deployed next year., Scientific American reports. If the wireless charging road proves successful, Israel’s government intends on deploying the technology more widely and intends on initially doing so on an an 11-mile route between the Ramon Interational Airport and the city of Eilat.

Speaking about the plans, chief scientist at Israel’s Ministry of Transport and Road Safety said “Tel Aviv is the biggest city [in Israel], like New York on a small scale. If it will work in Tel Aviv, it will work anywhere. I think in 10 years you’ll see a lot of solutions like ElectRoad in our transportation.”

No details have been released about how much the project will cost but it is thought that the cost of the technology will be a key factor in determining its future viability.

PHOTO GALLERY

The 2020 BMW M235i Gran Coupe Is Already Out And About

The new M235i Gran Coupe is fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four delivering 301 HP to all four wheels.

Subaru Impreza 22B STi Is Stunning, But It’s Also An $128k Affair

The Impreza 22B STi can sprint to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds thanks to its bespoke 2.2-liter turbo four.

Driven: 2019 Lexus NX300 F Sport Is An Engaging Drive Crying Out For An Update

The 2019 NX300 F Sport still has a unique appeal, but in certain areas it feels outdated compared to its rivals.

2008 Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Has A Naturally Aspirated, 507 HP V8 Waiting For You

This first-gen CLS 63 AMG is equipped with the P30 AMG Performance package that brings carbon brakes, a limited-slip diff and sports suspension.

Do You Really Need More Than A Diesel-Powered BMW 3-Series?

The 320d sure is no M3, but with 187 HP, more than decent performance and good fuel economy, is a very good choice.

Lexus And Toyota Will Allegedly Launch Three New EVs By 2021

The two brands are also working on new plug-in hybrid models but, as one exec said, are waiting for the right time to introduce them.

This Is Where Mercedes-AMG Makes The New A45 And CLA 45

The German brand has started production of the A45, CLA 45 Coupe and CLA 45 Shooting Brake at its Kecskement plant in Hungary.

Dacia Duster Was EU’s Second Best-Selling Car In August Behind The VW Golf – See How The Rest Fared

The Sandero took fourth place, giving Dacia two models in the EU’s top 5 best sellers – quite an achievement given the brand’s somewhat limited range.

Lumma Design Adorns BMW X7 With Bold New Widebody Kit

Lumma’s X7 also sports a blacked-out kidney grille that doesn’t look half bad and big rims with extra wide tires.

Uniti One Configurator Up And Running, You Can Spec It Up To Nearly €26K

Uniti is now accepting deposits for the One EV from customers in the UK and Sweden, with other European countries to follow.