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For every km of track, the authorities gave about $1.2 million.

All good electric car, but just charge it for a long time, and no one wants to remain with empty battery in the middle of the empty road. It seems that the Swedes had the solution. This week near Stockholm opened the world’s first electrified road eRoadArlanda: rail feeds on the go, says The Futurism.

Actually eRoadArlanda is a small road section length of only 2 km on the road connecting Arlanda airport and logistics center. For every kilometre of the paintings of the Swedish authorities gave about $1.2 million the Project is tied to the message of a contact rail and a special receiver that attaches to the car. Electricity is available only when the rail passes through the machine. At the moment eRoadArlanda enjoyed by only one car — truck Swedish logistics companies PostNord.

Such solutions are not new. For example, Germans from Siemens is not the first year “conjure” over the eHighway — roads with the contact lines (like the trolley) especially for trucks. Not long ago, the concept of his pajamarama road presented and Qualcomm. System wireless charging should be not only on roads but also on Parking spaces.

The Swedish draft provides for not fully charging the battery, but only their greatest support. However, even this small portion can help out in the way. The driver need not stop and expect at a roadside charging station — you can refuel on the go. But this, perhaps, the pros of this project and over. First, such solutions are too expensive: we are talking about hundreds of millions of dollars. Secondly, most owners of passenger electric vehicles road charging is not necessary. Another thing — trucks and buses: this vehicle requires more power to move.

However, projects like eRoadArlanda help to make a step towards the development of a car with a smaller battery and, consequently, a smaller price tag. Recently we told you about a practical solution to Nissan. The company figured out how to help victims of the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent accident at the NPP “Fukushima-1” the city Name along the way to get rid of old batteries. The engineers collected waste batteries from street lights.