Comment: I posted this at roughly the same time as the thorium car post.

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I posted this at roughly the same time as the thorium car post.

New tech could beam power from roadside stations to passing electric cars

http://www.dailypaul.com/305467/new-tech-could-beam-power-fr...

This got ZERO votes; yet a variation of this technology is already being used in metropolitan bus systems in several countries.

I envision a system using not only coils, but ultra-capacitors for burst microwave reception. This minimizes microwave peak power duration. Such a system could be retrofitted to all the electric vehicles, including hybrids, already in use.

As I commented in response to the thorium vehicle post, thorium may be sexy, but this solution is far more practical could be fielded pretty quickly.