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UK to begin testing of wireless charging for electric vehicles. 12/08/15

The UK Government has approved the testing of a system that could enable electric cars to charge up their batteries as they drive along special stretches of road.

The Government initiative - if successfully adopted, is hoped to inspire more road users to buy low emission electrically powered/Hybrid vehicles in the future. They hope the system could provide there is an alternative to the current - but limited number of static charging stations around the UK.

The technology could allow vehicles fitted with Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer technology to charge their on-board batteries whilst travelling along specially modified sections of road.

Government Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: "The potential to recharge low emission vehicles on the move offers exciting possibilities."

"As this study shows, we continue to explore options on how to improve journeys and make low-emission vehicles accessible to families and businesses."

In addition to this, Highways England have also pledged to eventually install plug-in charging points every 20 miles on UK motorways as part of the Governments Road Investment Strategy.

Trials of the new technology are planned to start later in the year.

All information provided is believed to be correct at the time of publication.
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