This obviously mirrors the MIT research
Trio of engineers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) envision a future where electromagnetic induction embedded in roads continually power future electric vehicles.
Picture an all-electric vehicle cruising down the highway, emitting little noise and no noxious fumes. It’s such an improvement that you have to wonder why only a handful of all-electric vehicles are now available on the mass market.
Here’s a big reason: Picture the driver of that same car getting a call from a relative living far away who needs immediate help. Suddenly, the driver’s eyes become riveted on the most important indicator on the dashboard: the estimated number of kilometres that the car can go on the remaining battery charge. Will he make it to his relative’s house? Even if he does, will he find a charging station so he can get back home?
There’s a name for this modern misgiving: range anxiety, a new form of disquiet experienced by drivers of all-electric cars. The Nissan Leaf, for example, can be driven on the highway for only about 75 miles / 120 kilometres on a single charge, and fully charging up its batteries takes 8 hours or more.