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Posted 13 April 2018 - 05:23 PM

Sweden's new electric highway works like a scaled-up slot car track

In a move that will probably delight anyone who raced slot cars as a kid (or an adult), the Swedish Transport Administration has just opened a 2-km (1.2-mi) stretch of electrified road that works the same way. The project, dubbed eRoadArlanda, involves embedding electric rails into the road surface to power electric vehicles through a contact arm hanging down from under the car.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 05:45 PM

:laugh2: :good: :hi:

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 05:51 PM

The driver sits inside the car and used a Parma Turbo controller.
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:34 PM

Kind of a major step backwards technologically, when "wireless" power/charging technologies exist and are being further developed/refined... induction being just one, Greg. It's kinda neat and besides the point at the same time!? There's also microwave transmission of power well in the works, and could even send power back to earth from geosynchronous-orbiting solar satellites. The highway "tech" is closer to how electric railways have been powered for a loooong time.
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:40 PM

Sounds great but I just wonder about snow. It's Sweden so they will figure it out.


I like the idea of reducing the time between needing charges.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:51 PM

Is April 13 the Swedish April Fools Day? 

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