Prof. Dr. Alexander Lerchl, ©University Bremen

The number of e-cars registered in the Netherlands (battery + hybrid) has now passed the 200,000 mark. The number of charge points is also growing rapidly. By the end of last year you could already charge your car in more than 50,000 places. As the number of e-cars continues to grow, so does the combined storage capacity of all those batteries. This offers opportunities for storing power from solar and wind power plants whenever more energy is generated than is used. The perfect technology for this would be an inductive charging system. That entails wireless transmission of energy using magnetic fields. However, it is not yet clear what effects these electromagnetic fields have on organisms.

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Author profile picture Almut Otto is a writer and has over 30 years of know-how in the communications industry. She learned the trade of journalism from scratch in a daily newspaper and in a special interest magazine. After studying communication sciences in Munich, she worked as an international PR manager in the textile, shoe, outdoor and IT industries for a long time. For some years now, she has been concentrating more on her journalistic background. As a passionate outdoor and water sports enthusiast - her hobbies include windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP boarding, sailing and snowboarding - she is particularly interested in keeping the oceans clean and shaping a sustainable future. In addition, she is always fascinated by the latest developments from the world's hardware and software laboratories.