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How Nikola Tesla’s AC and radiowaves could unlock wireless EV charging

Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular, but still, range anxiety and charging time are obstacles to their widespread acceptance. Imagine, though, charging your car by simply changing lanes and driving over to special charging strips embedded in the road. That’s exactly the vision of Khurram Afridi, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University. Along with his team, they’re developing a groundbreaking approach to charge EVs without the need for cables. Drivers could save time, and cars would need smaller batteries, which means that their cost would be reduced, as much as their environmental impact. In fact, over the…

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