New technology to charge electronic vehicles while on the move under test in the UAE

DUBAI: A new wireless technology that helps an electric vehicle charge while it is moving is being tried here, officials said Thursday.

The wireless charging unit is embedded under a 60-meter stretch of road in the city and uses the magnetic field in the form of resonance technology to charge vehicles moving, roads and Transport authority ( RTA ) said.

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Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General & Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA said the project is one of RTA 's initiatives as part of Dubai's effectiveness to promote the use of environmentally friendly vehicles & sustainable transport means.

Authorities said the technology allows continuous operation of the vehicle without having to stop at the charging stations.

"It will also reduce pollution & will not block movement on the streets. They also expect the initiative to increase the number of electric vehicles in Dubai," the statement said.

The RTA has collaborated with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority & Dubai Silicon Oasis to deploy the project, the Khaleej Times reported