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Power cords and chargers may rule the technological world today, but their days could be numbered, thanks to a breakthrough at MIT. It's called "WiTricity," and it's essentially the transfer of power through the air, without wires. It was demonstrated by a team of researchers from MIT's Department of Physics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, and was reported in Thursday's edition of Science Express.
What if electric cars didn't need to carry so many heavy and expensive batteries? This would make electric cars inexpensive and have a virtually unlimited range... which is why it will never happen.
Tesla did this in 1890's and when J.P. Morgan found out he stopped the funding because Tesla wanted electricity to be freely available... (no way to charge for it)...
Now with technology though, each vehicle could keep track of what it used and simply add that to your electric bill.
All that needs to be done is to have the government install these units in roads and parking lots (Millions of local jobs)... What if solar panels were put over every parking lot too? (more jobs...)
What if we used a smaller battery in combination with an ultracapacitor that was constinuously trickle charged by this system?
If vehicles are continuously charged, they have unlimited range!
If they use less batteries they're cheaper and can be purchased by more people...
Unfortunately, it's such a good an idea that corporations will never let it happen... HERE, I'm sure Europe will have the system going before us. They're already way ahead of us on many things...
Isn't this something Nicolas Tesla did many years ago?
Seems like Nikola Tesla was onto something back in 1891. Too bad it took us over 100 years to catch up