Submitted by lbjack on February 17, 2013
I saw this on another forum:
...upgrading electric transmission system to follow roadways, hybrid cars use it via induction...current electric transmission system wasteful, needs upgrade anyway.
Wireless power by induction was the lifelong dream of Nikola Tesla himself. This seems the ideal solution to the range issue.
No more gas stations. Just one power line beside or better yet beneath the center of each lane. Such a line could both power and steer the car.
Of course, this would be a huge project, with enormous headwinds from vested interests -- it would be the devolution of the oil industry. But it is so simple and elegant, and the economics so compelling, that not to do it would be immoral.