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  1. Join Date
    Jan 2007

    [SIZE=3]South Korea launches 1st 'online' electric vehicle[/SIZE]

    Song Sang-ho
    The Korea Herald
    Publication Date : 10-03-2010

    South Korea on Tuesday (March 9) launched an "online" electric vehicle, which can recharge its battery wirelessly while on the go, at Seoul Grand Park. The vehicle is the first of its kind in the world.

    As the vehicle, touted as the next-generation environment-friendly vehicle, can operate without massive, costly and rapidly depleting batteries, and any separate charging facilities, it has gained great international attention.

    The vehicle, which was developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), uses a battery about one-fifth the size of the massive batteries typically used by other electric vehicles.

    Seoul Metropolitan Government, which has strived to enhance air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, has pushed for its introduction at the park in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, in cooperation with KAIST since August last year.

    The online electric vehicle is powered by the electricity generated by a magnetic system. Wires embedded five centimetres into the roadway generate a magnetic force, which the car uses to generate electricity.

    The vehicle, which can run up to 40 kilometres per hour, operated on the park's 2.2-kilometre beltway, but recharged only along the first 400-metre section.

    "As you can see, the online electric vehicle does not emit carbon dioxide, it would greatly help us address environmental and energy issues," said KAIST president Suh Nam-pyo said at a ceremony celebrating the operation of the vehicle.

    Seoul City could introduce online electric buses on the roadways in the capital as early as next year should the vehicle at the Seoul Grand Park operate successfully, officials said.

  2. Join Date
    Jun 2007
    The Online Electric Vehicle of Korea

    A view of the Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV), the world's first commercialized electric vehicle that runs with electric power supplied from an underground electricity line, at Seoul Grand Park in Gwacheon, Gyeoggi province, South Korea, March 9, 2010. Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), which developed the vehicle a project to replace gasoline-powered cars, said the start of the "On-line Electric Vehicle" (OLEV) operation marks the first successful commercialization of the technology. (EPA)

    Manila Bulletin
    March 11, 2010

  3. Join Date
    Jan 2005
    This is a neat idea and is apparently green, but I think it will require further research on the long-term effects of EMFs on living organisms like ... humans, for instance. We are, after all, by virtue of our system of neurons, bio-electrical devices, so to speak, and as such, we are subject to Fleming's Right Hand Rule and Lenz's Law on induced currents.
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  4. Join Date
    Aug 2006

    the tech actually came from california.

'Online' electric vehicle