First US road that charges electric vehicles while they drive will be ready next year

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Neatfeatguy

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"The receivers can also rack up a tab so the vehicle owner can pay for the electricity later."

Don't worry everyone. We want to phase out oil before electric cars are widely available at a reasonable price and we also don't have any kind of infrastructure to help support a wide acceptance of electric vehicles to make them a reliable source of transportation over long distances in the US. So the things we are doing to fix this is designing a system that you pay for (with tax money) and then we will require you to pay for the receiver and then pay for any charging fees as you use the system. On top of that, we'll have to increase taxes to help maintain these charging roads. But don't worry, we'll continue to gouge 98% of the population at the gas pumps until you're forced to go electric and not have a supportive infrastructure to ensure your electric vehicle is as useful as your old gas vehicle is for continuous use for travel.

As you can see, in the end, we all win!
 

TheRealSCDC

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Were too fat, and have been brainwashed to ''own a car'' is a indicator of ''success''. but that will change .. a lot of kids coming out of college now don't even own a car, they uber and care-share.
And, don't know what sex they are, think everything is "free" including the electricity to power these electric vehicles, and believe everyone is racist. Gotta love this new generation.
 

defaultluser

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Ah yes, train tracks every where, even places very few people go.

Having 1 mode of transport is not ideal. Some people want to get to places by themselves.


So? You can still add overhead wires to highways and interstates, and have battery / local c chargers for gaps.

I cant imagine that a pure wireless solution like a road is going to be all that efficient,, or even high-enough output to sustain vehicle ower consumption?
 

Rocky4040

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Were too fat, and have been brainwashed to ''own a car'' is a indicator of ''success''. but that will change .. a lot of kids coming out of college now don't even own a car, they uber and care-share.
Yep when I was young I used taxi's and car shared for rides. But hey as you get older you buy a real car and use that these same college kids will do the same as they get older it's just how things work.
 

TheRealSCDC

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Needless to say, I personally don't want to hop on a "train" with 25 other people I don't know. It's a dangerous world we live, especially now with Progressives in the USA wanting to get rid of law enforcement. Hell, even criminals don't get sentenced much anymore. Add all of the illegal aliens flooding into our country.

On the plus side, we would have been over the whole COVID thing in 2 months. Everyone would have gotten it, herd immunity. Done. No closings, lockdowns, masks or other gov't nonsense.
 

BigRedPDX

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Well, not splitting hairs but I believe the electric trolley (streetcar) was in use before electric trains ....
That's sort of splitting hairs. A streetcar is considered a "light rail" which indicates that it's a train.

This could be a part of a new process when they need to lay down new asphalt. I remember an old popular science magazine that mentioned putting magnets in the road. This is an old concept but with a more practical application.
 

Hodor

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Wow. This is probably the most intelligent audience I've seen. Every comment is down to the point and against the idiocracy and propaganda we've been bombarded with nowadays.

But hey, you also have to give it to Israelis. They've found yet another way to squeeze out a few millions from US taxpayers and put them into their private pockets. While giving nothing useful in return, as usual :)
 

Uncle Al

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That's sort of splitting hairs. A streetcar is considered a "light rail" which indicates that it's a train.

This could be a part of a new process when they need to lay down new asphalt. I remember an old popular science magazine that mentioned putting magnets in the road. This is an old concept but with a more practical application.

Well to be perfectly honest, the first trolley cars on rails were horse drawn long before introduction of electric so they were not considered "light rail" until they were mechanically driven by electric ..... sorry for the mistake.
 

waclark

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Never work in US. Just ask Amtrack. Americans don't do trains.
That's because trains aren't built for passenger traffic any more. With the possible exception of commuter trains that run up and down the NE corridor. I have taken trains from Seattle to Portland and Seattle to Vancouver BC. Fun to do, but it takes longer than a car, due to frequent stops. And neither of them ran at any kind of high-speed.

Put me on a train running 200 mph with minimal stops and I would be all over it. Especially if I could get a sleeper car and travel night and day. Throw in a bar and dining car and I'm all in.
 

PEnnn

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Great, can’t wait to see the number of cancer cases from the electromagnetic waves. I guess if reducing the population would be environmentally friendly. This is stupid as hell and will cost another generation of workers their taxes.

Ah yes, cancer from "electromagnetic waves"......!!

But pollution from diesel fumes, burning fossil fuels and smog are perfectly good and healthy for humans.....

Especially those oil industry shills with tin foil hats posting on technical forums!!!!
 

BigRedPDX

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That's because trains aren't built for passenger traffic any more. With the possible exception of commuter trains that run up and down the NE corridor. I have taken trains from Seattle to Portland and Seattle to Vancouver BC. Fun to do, but it takes longer than a car, due to frequent stops. And neither of them ran at any kind of high-speed.

Put me on a train running 200 mph with minimal stops and I would be all over it. Especially if I could get a sleeper car and travel night and day. Throw in a bar and dining car and I'm all in.
I have also taken Amtrak from Portland to about as far as Centralia. It's about an hour an a half train ride and fairly comfortable. I would definitely be all in if we had a bullet train capable of 200+ mph.
 

MSIGamer

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This would be cooler if the power transmission was done through street lights that are giant Tesla coils shooting lightning beams at cars while they drive by.
 

wiyosaya

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Most of you don't understand how vast and spread out the USA is. We HAVE to each own a car. Most of us live about 20 to 30 minutes from work. We cannot walk to work. We could never afford to have transportation to each neighborhood. If you don't live and work in USA outside of big cities like NY, Atlanta, then you have no clue.
I'll add that building trains to go everywhere is not reasonable.
 

wiyosaya

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This would be cooler if the power transmission was done through street lights that are giant Tesla coils shooting lightning beams at cars while they drive by.
Cool looking, maybe, but the amount of energy transferred would be minimal, and the lawyers would be having a great time suing for intentional electrocution.
 

TheRealSCDC

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Ah yes, cancer from "electromagnetic waves"......!!

But pollution from diesel fumes, burning fossil fuels and smog are perfectly good and healthy for humans.....

Especially those oil industry shills with tin foil hats posting on technical forums!!!!
Rather have the diesel fumes and burning fossil fuels than the toxic chemicals that are in the batteries of EV's and just about everything we own. Read up on what is worse for the environment. Might be shocked how "Un-Green" "Green" really is.
 

TheRealSCDC

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A lot of kids coming out of college are burdened with crippling student loan debt. Straight up, they can't afford a car
But it's burdened by choice. If you are smart with your money, you get the 1st two years at a tech school that is basically paid for by the state (our taxes). Transfer those two years to a 4-year college that you can afford. Most companies don't ask where you went to school, they just want to know you got your degree.
 

Karlos95

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So? You can still add overhead wires to highways and interstates, and have battery / local c chargers for gaps.

I cant imagine that a pure wireless solution like a road is going to be all that efficient,, or even high-enough output to sustain vehicle ower consumption?
I think you missed my point entirely.

I don't mind this solution. Probably not the best. I was saying that what I was quoting was a dumb idea. You'd need a million different tracks for a million different cities. It'd never work.
 

Karlos95

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Actually the reason the US doesn't have more passenger trains is because the freight industry has most of the track locked down. Of course people would use them.
That wasn't the point.

Highways connect city roads and suburbs.

People want 1 mode of transport to get to their destination. Not, jump in a car, drive to train station, jump out of train into bus or taxi. Yeah, nah.

Imagine a world where you could jump in your car and fall asleep and wake up at your destination. All the while the car is being charged.

Or at least doesn't lose battery so quick that you could make it across country before it runs out.

Basically, trains have been around for so long, obviously it isn't the solution to transport. Otherwise, everyone would be using it already. In reality, we as a race are lazy (or smart) and want to use the less amount of energy as possible to achieve a goal. That leaves more energy for the fun stuff :)
 

captaincranky

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besause thugs run the trains. stay strapped or get clapped
I'm not sure, but I think the correct colloquial term is "capped", not, "clapped". However, I'm very old, (and perhaps out of touch or hard of hearing), plus, the vernacular may vary regionally.

Used in a sentence, "Imma bust a "clap" in yo a**", makes no sense. However, "cap", referring to the tiny blasting cap which ignites the powder in a bullet, does.
 
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hahahanoobs

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That wasn't the point.

Highways connect city roads and suburbs.

People want 1 mode of transport to get to their destination. Not, jump in a car, drive to train station, jump out of train into bus or taxi. Yeah, nah.

Imagine a world where you could jump in your car and fall asleep and wake up at your destination. All the while the car is being charged.

Or at least doesn't lose battery so quick that you could make it across country before it runs out.

Basically, trains have been around for so long, obviously it isn't the solution to transport. Otherwise, everyone would be using it already. In reality, we as a race are lazy (or smart) and want to use the less amount of energy as possible to achieve a goal. That leaves more energy for the fun stuff :)
Your point is illogical.
 

wiyosaya

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Rather have the diesel fumes and burning fossil fuels than the toxic chemicals that are in the batteries of EV's and just about everything we own. Read up on what is worse for the environment. Might be shocked how "Un-Green" "Green" really is.
I've heard the argument about the toxic chemicals in batteries before, and there are quite a few companies working on the problem.
Plus, and yes, I know its not here yet, there are a large number of companies working on battery storage that is not based on Li, such as Al. Perhaps, read up on it.
 

AlaskaGuy

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maxxcool7421

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I take it you've never driven across the United States. There's plenty of us who don't live in a city.
I get the point .. but plenty of people across the world get to work without cars everyday. Us as Americans ''have to have a car'' syndrome is self inflicted.
 
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