The concept behind Toyohashi University's Reseach group is a wireless power prototype, which can successfully transmit electricity through a 10 centimeter thick concrete block. In a demonstration, in Yokohama, Japan, the team sent between 50 and 60 watts of power through a pair of concrete blocks to two tires, which then juiced up a light bulb.
Called the EVER project (Electric Vehicle on Electrified Roadway), it could someday be used to keep cars moving along a highway without any need to pull over a recharge, that's when electric cars become more and more prevalent over time. All this is thanks to a constant stream of electricity coming from below the road.
EVER, had to pump nearly 100 times the current maximum load through concrete that's twice as thick as what they've managed today to get it to work. The group is optimistic that a solution could one day get us from point A to point B all without petrol. And I'm all for that.