LONDON — Electric cars have a lot of advantages: They’re economical and environmentally friendly. But there’s one major drawback: You have to charge them

Unless you happen to own a Tesla and live near a supercharging station, the current battery life of electric cars doesn’t go incredibly far; they lose out to their gas-guzzling engine cousins.

A trial in England, however, is hoping to significantly boost the range of electric cars by introducing roads — not public ones — that can charge the vehicles as they drive along them. Read more…

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The UK is testing out roads that charge electric cars as they go