This electric road charges public transport while moving!
Israel’s capital Tel Aviv has become the only city in the world to have an electric road which will charge public transports while they’re moving.
The electric roads are part of a pilot program led by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality in collaboration with ElectReon, a company developing a system that can charge electric vehicles while they are moving, and Dan Bus Company.
The roads will span from Tel Aviv University Railway station to Klatzkin Terminal in Ramat Aviv, a route of about 2 km. The electric road itself will be about 500 metres long.
The road will get its electric charging capability from a system of copper coils that will rest under the asphalt. Per ElectReon, the road will get its energy from the electric grid then connect with approaching electric vehicles. This will not only help save emission but also pave a way for future development of greener resources.
Tel Aviv's most impressive pieces of architecture are its 4000 Bauhaus buildings, known as the White City. Named a World Heritage Site, the white concrete structures are perched on leg-like pillars and have flat roofs.