Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) in UK are Getting Charged up over Electric Highways

An ultra-low-emission vehicle (ULEV) is a motor vehicle that exhausts very low levels of motor vehicle emissions compared to other vehicles.

powering-electric-vehicles-charge Image source screen capture from the PDF Feasibility study: Powering electric vehicles on England’s major roads

Later this year in the UK ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV) are testing out wireless power transfer roadways that charge the car while moving, no need to stop the vehicle and wait until battery gets charged. This Feasibility study testing is completed and published by Highways England on 11 August 2015.

schematic view of electric highways

The special road lane on either sides of the road will provide electric vehicle owners a prolonged time on the road between electric charging stations to home. The intention by England Highways to introduce these electric highways is to eliminate the worry on the part of a person driving an electric vehicle that the battery will run out of power before the destination or a suitable electric charging point is reached. This is one of the fear that electric car buyers have while purchasing an electric vehicle. The hope of United Kingdom (UK) Highways is that with special charging lanes on the highway more people will get on board and educate themselves about Ultra-low-emission vehicles and possibly purchase one electric vehicle.


Vinodh Reddy is an Editor-in-chief of ME Mechanical. He holds Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from BITS-Pilani. He also writes for vrcworks.net and EduGeneral.

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