07 Apr '12, 1pm

Wireless EV Charging Gets a $4 Million Charge from DOE

Wireless EV Charging Gets a $4 Million Charge from DOE

Happy days for electric vehicle owners are just around the corner: the U.S. Department of Energy is revving up wireless EV charging systems with a new round of $4 million in funding through its Vehicle Technologies Program . The initial goal is to get a wireless EV charging system for parked cars into the mass market within the next ten years, but DOE isn’t stopping there. Ultimately, the agency expects to accelerate the development of road-based wireless systems that will enable you to grab a charge while cruising down the highway. The ripple effect of wireless EV charging The immediate goal of the funding program is to raise the consumer attraction level of EV’s. Charging up an EV while parked at home or at a workplace is convenient enough but on the road the experience is pretty similar to gassing up: no matter what the weather, you have to get out of the car (unless yo...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/07/wireless-ev-charging-...

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