May 2, 2024

Purdue, INDOT and partners break ground on highway test bed to develop wireless charging for electric vehicles

The Indiana Department of Transportation, Cummins, White Construction, and Purdue ceremoniously broke ground May 1 for a highway segment where Purdue engineers will test a system they designed to wirelessly provide power to a heavy-duty electric truck traveling at highway speeds.

Pictured from left are Mike Smith, Indiana Department of Transportation commissioner; Tim Frazier, vice president of research and technology at Cummins Inc.; Bill Lang, vice president of White Construction; Nadia Gkritza, Purdue professor of civil engineering and agricultural and biological engineering; Arvind Raman, John A. Edwardson dean of Purdue’s College of Engineering; and Purdue President Mung Chiang.

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