HaloIPT: Charge Electric Cars Without Plugging In
Farmers have known about it for decades. Theoretically, they can steal electricity wirelessly from the overhead cables that travel through pylons on their land.
"It was anecdotally a nifty way to nick power," says Dr Anthony Thomson whose company, HaloIPT, has launched the world's first commercially available wireless charging for cars.
HaloIPT is using the same technological knowledge to charge electric vehicles. Simply park over a HaloIPT induction pad, which looks a bit like a rubber mat, and begin charging. It cuts out the hassle of using a charging cable, which car manufacturers know put off people buying electric vehicles.
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