Detroit debuts the U.S.’s first wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging road, featuring inductive-charging coils by Israeli startup Electreon. The quarter-mile stretch in Detroit’s Michigan Central district will test Electreon’s technology, allowing EVs to charge wirelessly while parked or in motion.
This innovation aims to eliminate the inconvenience of regular EV stops for charging. In 2024, Michigan plans to seek bids for expanding inductive charging on US-12 (Michigan Avenue). Electreon’s wireless charging, considered safe for drivers and pedestrians, adds to Detroit’s reputation as a transportation innovation hub.