Indiana to Test EV-Charging Concrete
July 30, 2021—Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb recently announced the state's transportation department and Purdue University will soon begin testing "Magment," a magnetized concrete used for charging EVs as they drive.
According to Tech Xplore, a group of researchers from Purdue will work with INDOT engineers to build a small strip of Magment road near the university's campus. The road will be tested with electric trucks requiring a minimum of 2000 kilowatts. Magment claims its product can "transfer power from the road to a vehicle with 95 percent efficiency" and that the road "can withstand all weather conditions," all while being no more expensive than standard road-building materials.
The project is funded by the National Science Foundation and, if successful, will lead to other tests in the state later this year.