02 May '11, 5pm

Toyota Explores Wireless Car Charging

Toyota Explores Wireless Car Charging

Will it still be called a plug-in hybrid if you don’t have to plug in the car to charge it? Toyota announced last week that it has signed an agreement with and is investing in WiTricity , a Mass.-based wireless technology company, to develop wireless charging technology for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Typical wireless chargers use electromagnetic induction and require the device being charged, such as a cell phone or electric toothbrush, to make contact with the power source. WiTricity’s magnetic resonance wireless technology can transfer power over distances ranging from one centimeter to several meters, through building walls and without direct contact between the device and the power source. With a wireless car charging device, “the charging of a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle could be as simple and convenient as parking near an embedded charger at a home...

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