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Wireless charging and double range could end need to plug in EVs in 10 years

The government-backed campaign says that experts at the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) have forecast that expected improvements in battery production technologies could allow the typical range of an electric vehicle to double within the next five years, while by 2025, TRL says this average range will likely be increased even more with a typical EV’s likely range around 300 miles.

Meanwhile TRL also says that in future wireless charging for electric vehicles could be commonplace on driveways across the UK, and at taxi ranks and bus stations.

Denis Naberezhnykh, head of ultra-low emission vehicle technology at TRL said: “Wireless charging will add convenience to the long list of reasons why it makes so much sense to drive an electric car. Wireless technology offers comparable recharging times and so in the future charging an EV could become as simple as parking on the driveway.” 

Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra Low, added: “As technology progresses at a rapid rate, electric vehicles will soon be a natural choice for new car buyers as the cost and convenience of these cars will overshadow every other choice on the market. Electric cars are already suited to a huge proportion of the UK motoring population, offering the most cost effective, environmentally-friendly and easiest-to-drive option – it’s tomorrow’s technology today.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.