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An idea for the electric vehicles: Charge your cars on the move

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Electric vehicles (EVs) need to be charged after driving a specified distance. And the recharge process can stretch from an hour to a whole night, depending on whether you want a quick charge or full charge. The disadvantage vis a vis fuel-powered cars is obvious, where a refill is over in minutes, and in case of long journeys, the preponderance of gas stations make refills worry-free.

For EVs to replace fossil fuel-powered vehicles, recharging has to be as convenient as refilling a standard car. Here’s how it can be done.


The solution is inspired by trams and some trains that run with overhead electrical charging. EVs can be charged while on the move, or after a short stop, by overhead charging cable that will be provided at charging stations.

Safety won’t be an issue, just as it isn’t for trams and........

© The Times of India