Electric car without batteries trialed in Japan

23 August, 2016 Energy Matters0
Taisei plant Japan
Japan’s Taisei is trialling an electric car without batteries

Japanese car manufacturer Taisei, this week demonstrated an electric car without batteries running on an electrified road.

The proof-of-concept car was developed with Toyohshi University and traveled only a hundred metres at 10 kilometres per hour on a specially prepared road. A spokesperson for Taisei Corp said that the production version will come with batteries so that it can be used “off expressway.”

There are no immediate plans to retrofit existing expressways with the required electric tracks. So far, the economic model for the provision of electricity to the car is not clear.


Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.