Google Books has just recently included the ability to search through a number of magazines, and while perusing the offerings, I came across this article from August 1990 about electrified roads. The premise being that it works for slot cars, so why not real cars?

[ad#125-right]This was dreamt up in sunny California, and it obviously didn’t go through the check of limited applicability across the varied road conditions found around the continent, from snow covered roads to pot-holed back alleys. Not to mention the maintenance on this system would be horrendous!

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Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.

2 replies on “Blast From the Past – Electrified Roads”

    1. With spending cuts in all sectors the advancement of alternative transportations systems is going to be limited. There are already good examples of electric and hybrid vehicles, but at this stage it is unreasonable to expect them to be full size SUV or trucks – and cheap.

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