Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer: Charging Your Electric Vehicle While You Drive
Electric vehicle (EV) adoption rates continue to increase in the United States, including interest by the long-haul trucking fleet. For the trucking fleet, battery weight can be problematic, but can be overcome by in-motion charging, where the charging systems are embedded in the pavement to create cost efficient and seamless charging networks. The ASPIRE Engineering Research Center has initiated research to investigate how to design and construct these pavement-embedded charger systems. Such research involves developing new pavement materials and construction methods that can serve to better integrate power charging systems into flexible, rigid, and composite pavements.