Düsseldorf It still sounds like a vision of a far future: electric cars that charge while driving on the highway. No search for poles, no waiting in the parking lot, no fear of range. Meanwhile, batteries could shrink and electronic cars could become more climate-friendly.
For company founder Mauricio Esguerra, that scenario is within reach now. His company Magment from Unterhaching near Munich is developing magnetic concrete that enables inductive charging. The principle is already known from electric toothbrushes and cell phones: once the device is on the correct surface, electricity is transmitted wirelessly via an electromagnetic field.
So far, Magment has mainly demonstrated the technology for charging industrial robots and e-scooters – now part of the US highway will also be electrified. The next step in the company’s expansion is already in the planning stage: “We plan to go public by the end of the year,” Esguerra announced in an interview with Handelsblatt.
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