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The French Project Selects the Israeli Wireless Electric Road System

By 07/13/2023 5:04 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


The company said on Wednesday that Electreon, an Israeli supplier of wireless electric charging solutions, has been chosen to play a significant role in an innovative French project to wirelessly charge electric vehicles.

Vehicles will be able to immediately charge from under-road electric infrastructure thanks to the initiative.

The program represents an important step in realizing France’s ambitious net-zero transportation emissions target.

The contract was given to a group led by VINCI Autoroutes by Bpifrance, the public sector investment bank of France.

A two-kilometer section of the A10 highway, southwest of Paris, will have Electreon’s infrastructure installed.

Electreon is based in Beit Yanai, close to Netanya. The A10, usually referred to as L’Aquitaine, connects Paris and Bordeaux over a distance of 549 kilometers (341 miles).

“We are grateful that France’s first ERS deployment has chosen Electreon as its on-the-go wireless charging technology.

In light of the French market’s strategic importance, Electreon is thrilled to collaborate with VINCI once more and is growing its presence in the area, according to Oren Ezer, CEO and co-founder of Electreon.

Other nations, including Israel, the US, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Norway, already have Electreon’s wireless charging infrastructure in place. In the consortium, Electreon is joined by Hutchinson, VINCI Construction, and Gustave Eiffel University.

The system, according to Electreon, relies on magnetic resonance induction and utilizes copper coils buried beneath the road.

Any type of electric vehicle, including trucks, vans, buses, and cars, can have a receiver attached underneath it that receives electricity from the coils.

The coils and the rest of the charging infrastructure, according to Electreon, should last 10 to 20 years with adequate maintenance.

In order to demonstrate the capabilities of their new product, Electreon wants to provide a 40-ton truck, a bus, and other leading automotive partners. The wireless charging infrastructure will be suitable for all vehicle types and classes.

The project’s initial focus will be on the in-motion charging of commercial electric fleets.

The deployment of an Electric Road System throughout significant French highways is the long-term goal.

The system will make it possible for all electric vehicles, including buses, lorries, coaches, utility vehicles, and passenger cars, to charge quickly and conveniently while traveling on France’s open motorways, reducing the carbon footprint of both passenger and freight transportation.

This system was deemed to be one of the most effective and environmentally friendly large-scale technologies for reaching net-zero transport emissions in a 2021 assessment by the French Ministry of Transportation.

According to the study, compared to diesel, electric road systems have the ability to cut CO2 emissions from road and freight transport by 86%.

A plan to install Electric Road Systems on roughly 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) of French roads by 2030 and roughly 9,000 kilometers (5,600 miles) by 2035 was also put forth in that study.

In May, Electreon revealed that it had broken the previous record for the longest period of time and distance covered by a passenger electric vehicle without stopping.

A Toyota RAV4 traveled 1,942 kilometers (1,206 miles) throughout its 100-hour test without pausing to recharge the batteries.

The engine was not turned off for five days in a row, not even to exchange drivers.


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