Volvo's futuristic charge-as-you-go strategy.
Volvo is developing systems that don’t need power sockets or charging cables to keep your electric car full of juice. The company is launching a project that uses inductive charging, with charging plates buried in the road to wirelessly transfer energy to the car’s battery.
A Volvo C30 Electric will be delivered to its Volvo's Belgian technology partner, Flanders' Drive, on May 19 to be modified for inductive charging. The handover marks the formal start of the project, which goes under the name of CED (Continuous Electric Drive). Other participants include bus manufacturer Van Hool and tram manufacturer Bombardier.