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Electric vehicles (EVs) play a vital role in the energy transition, as they do not emit greenhouse gasses and can be fueled by renewable energy sources. They are becoming ever more popular, for instance, nowadays they make up 3% of the automobile market and their projected usage is forecasted to increase to 10% by 2025, to 28% by 2030 and to 58% in 2040. However, there are many reasons why people are still hesitant to switch to electric vehicles as their primary transport vehicle. Research shows that, besides the initial cost of an EV, the biggest reasons for consumers to avoid purchasing an EV are the driving range, the lack of charging places and the time it takes to recharge your vehicle. These disadvantages can all be effectively solved by using dynamic wireless charging.
Dynamic wireless charging is the concept of charging electric vehicles while they are in motion. This can be achieved by using coils in both the vehicle and the road itself. The vehicle is charged by electromagnetic inductance. This means that when the coils align, an electric current that passes through the coil in the road generates a magnetic field, which induces an electric current in the vehicle side coil. Which charges the battery of that vehicle. Thus, solving the main issues that EV's face.
Many other technological corporations have already done research and built preliminary prototypes. However, these technologies are far from the public eye since they lack efficiency and are not cost-effective. The team’s main mission is to make the existing technology more efficient and affordable by utilizing different materials in the mechanism of this technology. Therefore, solving the main obstacles that dynamic wireless charging faces.