It is very close to being true. Electronic Fiat 500, which you will never charge at a standard charging station or fast charger, and which has almost unlimited range. He really does exist. On the experimental track, yes, but still.
The technology is now in the experimental setup on an experimental track called Arena del Futuro. In this cycle, electric vehicles can be charged inductively while driving, provided the vehicles have been replaced. At “Arena del Futuro” Stellaantis, the parent company of Fiat, explores the possibility of charging electric vehicles wireless while driving.
Arena del Futuro (‘Arena of the Future’) is a circular experimental song, equipped with Stellantis and a built-in voice charging system built-in. The project is part of a government-funded A35 Brembi infrastructure project that aims to connect the Italian capitals of Brescia, Bergamo and Milan.
No longer charging due to wire charging
Stellantis says it aims to provide “maximum freedom of mobility” with this technology. So it is better. Never use a car at a charging station or fast charger, no longer looking for a place to charge, and the approximate distance is infinite. What else do you want.
Technology also has the added advantage that an electric car can use smaller batteries. That saves a little weight, a lot of money and also a lot of (rare) raw materials. The benefits of a wireless charging system, by word of mouth are many.
Wireless Power Transmission
Stellaantis engineers have built a so-called DWPT (Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer) system on the road surface outside the Arena del Futuro. Vehicles also have special wireless charging equipment. Thanks to DWPT technology, modified vehicles can drive at high speeds and charge at the same time.
DC for low loss
The technology in the Arena del Futuro operates in direct current (DC). According to Stellantis, this reduces energy loss. After all, electric car batteries operate on DC (direct current / direct voltage). With direct charging with DC, it is no longer necessary to convert AC to DC. The effectiveness of the DWPT code is very important, according to Stellantis. It is said to be comparable to that of charging through conventional fast charging stations. Magnetic field strength tests have also shown that indifference to the word has no negative impact on the driver and other occupants of the vehicle, or on passersby.