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Powered roads, where EVs pick up electric power from the road as they drive, is a dream that goes back decades. But now a convergence of technologies could turn it into reality. Prefabricated road sections with embedded sensors and inductive charging are the game changing technologies. By collecting data that can be monetized and by selling electricity, private industry wants to build these roads—at no cost to taxpayers. Tim Sylvester from Integrated Roadways, Jeremy McCool from Hevo and Michele Mueller from the Michigan Department of Transportation, talk about the latest developments.
PANEL: Michele Mueller, MDOT; Tim Sylvester, Integrated Roadways; Jeremy McCool, HEVO; John McElroy, Autoline.tv