The batteries of battery-powered vehicles can be charged with chargers that use mechanical contact plates which are prone to contamination and corrosion from the elements. Current hands-free charging mechanisms, while preferable, are not well suited for uncontrolled and unsupervised use in certain operating environments. This disclosure describes an outdoor contactless charging mechanism for vehicles powered by rechargeable batteries that addresses these issues. The mechanism employs a covered space with inductive charging primary antennas that are aligned with the vehicle secondary antennas with precision via a protected track with a center curb.
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Schrader, Karl Eric, "Drive-Through Covered Charging Station for Battery-Powered Vehicles", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 11, 2021)