One major problem with the electric car at its present stage of development is that the vehicle's batteries in the vehicle can hold only so much charge before needing to be plugged back in, and the car can charge the batteries only so much on the gas motor itself while in use. Volvo hopes to overcome that limitation by developing and embedding an inductive charging system in the road surface itself. The concept works in much the same way that the inductive chargers from Energizer and others do, with electrical power being transferred from an inductive plate on the bottom of the car. Volvo warns motorists not to expect this breakthrough anytime soon though: As yet there is no standard for the technology.
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