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City Unveils Section of Road that Allows EV Drivers to Wirelessly Charge Their Vehicles as They...

• by B.N. Frank

Of course, it's not breaking news that electric vehicles (EVs) have been catching fire – sometimes while they are being charged – and these fires are difficult to extinguish (see 123456789101112131415).  In fact, EVs that have suffered extensive flood damage have been spontaneously combusting as well (see 12).  Nevertheless, this hasn't stopped efforts to install technology that allows EVs to be wirelessly charged while they are being driven on U.S. roads – even though charging EVs threatens power grids (see 12345and medical implants.  Of course wirelessly charging vehicles while they are being driven will also expose drivers and passengers with or without medical implants to more biologically harmful electromagnetic radiation (see 12345678) so there's that too but whatever!

From Detroit Free Press:

Detroit touts first wireless-charging public road for electric vehicles in US

Eric D. Lawrence

The Motor City can add a new claim to fame, as home to the country's first wireless-charging public roadway for electric vehicles.

On Wednesday, members of the news media got a chance to see it in action