Special Episode: Laying the Groundwork for Wireless Power Transfer

Science View

28m 00s
Broadcast on January 17, 2023 Available until January 17, 2024

Countries around the world are now trying to combat global warming. Shifting from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) is one way to reduce CO2 emissions. Yet adoption of EVs has been slow, partly due to issues with EV batteries. They take a long time to recharge, and most do not offer a cruising range that is comparable to gasoline-powered cars. Professor emeritus Takashi OHIRA of Toyohashi University of Technology is working on the development of a wireless power transfer technology that can run a motor by receiving high-frequency wave energy from the road, even without a battery in the car. In this episode, we will introduce Dr. OHIRA's groundbreaking technology, which he has developed from scratch to power a passenger car.

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