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.