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States Test an Electrifying Idea: Roads That Can Recharge Your EV

Route Fifty Today By Jenni Bergal, Stateline NOVEMBER 16, 2022 This story was originally published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. On two short stretches of road near downtown Detroit, Michigan transportation officials hope to make history. Over the next two years, they plan to embed technology in the pavement that can charge electric vehicles while they’re being driven. The wireless system will be the first U.S. test of so-called inductive charging on public roadways, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. “We’re the auto capital. We continue to push technology advancements,” said Michele Mueller, a senior project manager at the agency. In some other states, including Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Utah, officials also plan to test inductive charging on public roads in the next several years.

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