A new wireless technology that helps an electric vehicle get charged while in motion is currently on trial in UAE.
This wireless charging unit is embedded underneath a 60-metre road stretch in the city and uses Shaped Magnetic Field in Resonance technology to charge vehicles while on the move, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said.
"The early stage covers organizing the infrastructure and laying an embedded power-charging grid underneath a road strip for the dynamic wireless charging of electric vehicles and buses in motion," RTA mentioned in a statement.
The RTA has also collaborated with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and Dubai Silicon Oasis for rolling out the project.
Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA said that the project is one of RTA’s initiatives as part of Dubai's efficiency to encourage the use of ecologically friendly vehicles and sustainable transport means.
The officials stated that the technology facilitates seamless operation of the vehicle without having to stop at charging stations.
"It will also reduce pollution and will not block movement on the streets. They also anticipate the initiative to upsurge the number of electric vehicles in Dubai ".