20 Apr '12, 6pm

Will Wireless Electric-Car Charging Be The Next Big Thing?

How will you be charging your electric car in future? In your garage? At work? At a rest stop somewhere with a fast charger? Or will you be using a wireless charger, embedded in a parking spot somewhere, that you can simply park over and forget about? It's a question many are asking, and one Evatran, a Morrisville electric charging startup, is trying to answer. Evatran is betting on wireless charging being the next big thing with electric cars, and according to the Charlotte Observer , the concept has already been adopted by tool and appliance chain Sears, which plans to sell and install garage-based versions of the wireless system. Wireless charging is a simple concept. Also known as inductive charging , electric coils mounted in the ground pad and the vehicle create an electromagnetic field which is converted into electrical current, charging the battery. The ground pad ...

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