Utah State University Electric Roadway

October 15, 2014 | Development
By Woodbury Corporation

Utah State University Electric Roadway

Development
By Woodbury Corporation
Utah State University Electric Roadway

Utah State University, in partnership with Woodbury Corporation affiliate, has broke ground on its Electric Vehicle and Roadway Research Facility and Test Track, the first facility of its kind in the United States. The facility will include a 5,000 square foot research building and electrified quarter-mile oval-shaped test track designed to demonstrate in-motion wireless power charging for electric vehicles.

The benefits of this research stretch far behind electric vehicles with potentially unlimited range. From Utah State on wireless vehicle recharging: “The technology, adopted at a U.S. market penetration rate of only 20 percent by 2035, could result in $180 billion in annual cost savings, a 20 percent reduction in air pollution and a 10 percent reduction in CO2 emissions in the United States.”

More information on the Electric Vehicle and Roadway Research Facility and Test Track and the research being done can be found here