Can you imagine a system that uses an old Nicola Tesla trick, one that can charge electric vehicles while on the go? Well, we have the ability to charge things without wires, for example those little gadgets you can buy where you put your electronic device on what looks like a hot plate pad and the electrons flow into the battery charging it remotely without wires. Our Think Tank had come up with many such schemes in the late 1990s, even for moving vehicles.
One of those concepts was to use high-voltage power lines to charge electric AVMs or micro-aerial vehicles (miniature UAVs) for inspection. These AVMs would fly back and forth perpendicular to the power lines while inspecting them and the energy escaping into the field would automatically charge them. Simple physics and I guess it’s a fun place to think, that’s why I came up with that scheme. I am not alone in innovative creative genius.
For example, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal on August 27, 2013 titled; “Electric Buses Without Cables: South Korean Technology Can Charge Vehicles On The Move”, by Jeyup S. Kwaak. The piece said; “The experiment with electric buses is part of the government effort to reduce 30% of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2020” and “buses that can charge wirelessly while on the move” or while they stop using infrastructure on the ground to load.
This concept is quite similar to the MAV strategy I mentioned earlier, but on a much larger scale, of course. What else could we use this technology for, I thought after reading that article? Well, how about these concepts too:
1. Stop electric car light charging
2. Aircraft runway loading
3. Scale load or truck stop for electric trucks
4. Charging electric scooters in skate parks
Yes, these are just a few, of course the uses could be unlimited, how about the electric wheelchair loading areas for hospitals? Electric car parking stalls in corporations? They already make a home garage device for electric car owners, although some say they are a fire hazard for that kind of indoor use.
One of the biggest challenges with electric cars, cell phones, and other equipment is charging and battery life. If we can solve them, we might find that, in some cases, electricity might be the best way to go. Perhaps Nicola Tesla would love to tell you more, if he was still with us in the current period. Consider all of this and think about it.