In the current global scenario, pollution is a major problem of concern that should be addressed immediately. Most of the pollution in developing cities with high population densities is caused due to smoke emitting vehicles, passenger and commercial. It is the need of the hour, high time that people start adopting environment-friendly methods for their routine activities, such as transportation.
Electric vehicles sound like a good alternative for the usual vehicles, which emit smoke as well as use up the precious fuel, which is now on the verge of being drained from the earth. Numerous people living in the United States and the United Kingdom have preferred smart electric vehicles over the traditional fuel-run vehicles. In India, thousands of electrical vehicle (EV) engineers are working on launching on more affordable and more environment-friendly versions of electric vehicles for the middle class. The governments are promoting these vehicles in metropolitan cities and encouraging people to buy and use electric vehicles.
For the charging of these electric vehicles, electric stations are being set up all over the cities in order to provide sufficient facilities. The government of India recently passed a policy, which stated that electric charging stations need not be licenced for setting themselves up, since no trading, selling or purchasing of electricity, is happening in the activities involved during the charging of the electric vehicles. This further acted as incest for the people in this trade or people who are thinking about entering this trade.
Now, as per the innovators, charging stations for electric vehicles are to use wireless power transfer (WPT) technology for charging the vehicles. The R&D teams worldwide as well as in India are working on new technologies for making this possible.it is quite a tempting idea to be able to charge your electric vehicles just by pulling over the charging pod in the charging station and without having to plug it in for charging.
However, to be able to bring this technology in markets in the near future and that too in affordable costs for the general public, many difficulties need to be overcome. The innovators need to work harder still and brainstorm to come up with new, extremely modern innovations in the league.
The benefits of the WPT technology for charging electric vehicles in the future have both pros and cons.
- This could help making the electric vehicles autonomous, almost like self-driving passenger transporting taxis.
- High and boosted performance of the vehicles
- Safe, cost-effective dynamic electrical vehicle charging
- This would act as a revolution for roadways transport.
- This technology can also empower biomedical implants, humanoid robots, supersonic hyperactive loop transport, etc.
- This will also reduce the number of employees required on power stations
Researches are been conducted on concerning topics such as:
- Health effects of long-term exposure to electric and magnetic fields
- Impacts of large-scale WPT technology system deployment on the electric grid
Nissan, Tesla, and several other companies support this concept and consider it progressive. They believe that the introduction of wireless technology for charging of electric vehicles will eliminate the requirement of a charging cable for charging and this would result in improved convenience of the electric vehicles. This would act as an add-on, like a cherry on the cake.
The first electric vehicle by Nissan, Nissan LEAF was purchased by a total of 98,810 Americans, which includes an option for wireless charging. There are also leads from Chevy about adding wireless technology to their electric vehicles.
The future is here, the possibilities are endless, and the opportunities are countless. Innovators are coming up with new technologies every day, each day progressing one-step ahead towards the future. Who knows, we might be fortunate enough to be alive in a world where flying care actually exists, self-driving cars are not just a concept, and AI robots become companions of our day-to-day lives.