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Tomorrow Today

Power from the Streets

In the city of Braunschweig, a new kind of municipal bus is undergoing initial tests. The buses can quickly charge the batteries that power them in the terminal and at certain stations -- without the need for electric cables.

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Two magnetically coupled spools, one in the pavement and one on the underbody of the bus, make it possible. Businessman Charly Schorr wants to take this technology a step further. He wants to use magnetic induction to power electric cars from underneath the street without the need for a cable connection.