Charge While You Drive Startup ElectReon Announces Successful Trial
The Israel-based company announced on Thursday it has managed to power an electric car by driving over 25 meters of a specially designed road
Tomer Hadar | 10:08 06.01.2019
Tel Aviv-listed wireless charging company ElectReon Wireless Ltd. has announced on Thursday a successful trial for wirelessly powering an electric car mid-drive using its electric road infrastructure. The company stated it has managed to power a Renault Zoe over 25 meters of test road.
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