Wireless charging for plug-ins advances

  • 07-Jun-2011 08:12 EDT

Evatran's Plugless Power station includes a floor-mounted parking block and a separate control tower.

If the number of press releases issued is any indication, wireless (inductive) charging is alive and well as an option for providing juice to plug-in vehicles. On June 1, Yazaki North American and Evatran announced that they would jointly develop and market the latter's Plugless Power technology to automakers as a factory or dealer option. A floor-mounted parking pad transfers up to 3.3 kW of power to an in-car charging unit. Research and Markets announced on the same day that of the 2 million public charging stations it forecasts to be installed in Europe by 2017, 3% will be of the dc-fast-charge or inductive-charge type.

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
4.83 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

Tanktwo, a Finland-based startup company is rethinking the basic battery cell and challenging the fundamental economics and operational assumptions of EVs. The ingenious concept is worth engineers' attention.
Ford is to introduce a cylinder deactivation version of its 3-cylinder EcoBoost triple. It will enter production by early 2018 and it is expected to deliver up to a 6% fuel saving with associated CO2 emissions reduction.
A new version of the LG Chem Z.E. 40 battery delivers nearly double the energy density of its predecessor.
The Administration recently announced details of the expanded network of EV charging stations across nearly 25,000 mi (40,233 km) of highways in 35 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Related Items

Training / Education