Cooperative approaches for dymanic wireless charging of Electric Vehicles in a smart city
In this paper, a method of electric vehicles charging with the use of large truck/bus vehicles moving along national highways and provincial roads is proposed and described. The method relies on charging vehicles from trucks while moving either with plug in electric connection or by electromagnetic induction via loosely coupled coils. Open research challenges and several avenues or opportunities for future research on Electric Vehicles Charging are outlined. The proposed method overcomes the disadvantages of the so far known techniques. The advantages of this method compared to the so far proposed methods are a) economical, easy and safe procedure, b) increase of the energy transfer efficiency factor, c) minimization of the delay in vehicle movement during the charging procedure and d) reduction of the environmental contamination with CO2 or electromagnetic radiation. © 2014 IEEE.