This car - built by students at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences - doesn't need charging. It is powered by energy sucked straight from the road using electric induction. Like the Powermat gadget chargers, but in motion.
The E-Quickie is like a full-scale slot racer but without rails. It doesn't need to be in contact with any metallic surface because it gets the energy through induction, sucking it from electrical conductors embedded on the road itself.
While the car is too small and slow - only 50km/h - it shows promise. Their tests have been a success and now they are working to make it lighter and reduce the energy consumption. [Automotto via Gizmag]