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Evatran has been testing its Plugless Power wireless charging systems for electric vehicles in the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf for years now and made the tech commercially available early this year. With the growth of the EV market, Evatran is getting ready to expand as well. The company announced today that it will add three premium EVs to the Plugless Power system by the end of the year, with the first (and so far only) named model being the Cadillac ELR.

We expect it was not difficult for Evatran to adapt the Plugless Power system to the ELR, since the vehicle's powertrain is so similar to the one in the Volt. The main problem we see is that Cadillac has only sold 390 ELRs (as of the end of June), so this first Plugless Power expansion isn't exactly going to ignite sales, even if every ELR owner opts for the cool tech. If one of the next two announcement is for the Tesla Model S, though, then you're talking numbers. Speaking of the future, what models do you think will be next?

The Plugless Power L2 wireless systems were recently declared safe by the Intertek and start at $2,470, not including installation or government incentives. All the online/smartphone connectivity features that work with the car when it's got a cord stuck in it work with the L2 system, Evatran says. Orders start today, and the ELR package will be available September 1. There's more, including a local news report on the technology, below.

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Wireless Vehicle Charging available to Cadillac ELR owners starting September 1st

The Cadillac ELR Joins the Growing List of Compatible Electric Vehicle ("EV") Models
from Evatran, the World Leader in High-Power Wireless Charging

RICHMOND, VA July 28, 2014 – In an exciting statement today, Evatran Group, Inc. ("Evatran"), announced that its PLUGLESS wireless charging technology would soon be available on the Cadillac ELR. Evatran, the first Company in the world to make wireless charging available to individual EV drivers, currently has systems that are compatible with the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt. The Cadillac ELR is the first model to be announced in what is intended to be three new premium model announcements by the end of 2014. Evatran will begin accepting advanced orders today for deliveries as soon as September 1st.

"The launch of the Cadillac ELR system is an important milestone for us," commented Rebecca Hough, Evatran CEO and Co-Founder. "Our intention has always been to make convenient wireless charging available to all electric vehicle drivers. Until now, we've focused on perfecting the system for LEAF and Volt drivers. It's now time to shift our focus to expansion to more EV owners across the country and across the world."

The PLUGLESS L2 offers the ultimate in convenience and simplicity for today's electric vehicle driver. Completely eliminating the plug-in process, the PLUGLESS system ensures the EV owner is getting the maximum electric range out of his electric vehicle by ensuring that every time he parks, he's charging. The system charges as quickly as conventional corded systems and all vehicle features, such as charge-timers and phone applications, can be used seamlessly with the PLUGLESS system. The system also has the industry's only safety certification from Electronic Testing Laboratories (ETL).

After two years of field trials with partners such as Google, Hertz, and Duke Energy, the PLUGLESS System was made available to individual Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt owners in early 2014. Evatran has since completed installations from Montreal to Austin to Los Angeles and has on-boarded over 30 certified installation partners in the process.

To learn more or to order a system for your own electric vehicle, visit www.pluglesspower.com.

About Evatran
The PLUGLESS™ Level 2 EV Charging System, developed by Evatran™, is the first electric vehicle (EV) charging system on the market to offer customers a simple way to charge their EVs with the ease of wireless technology. The Company is currently working with Oak Ridge National Lab on a three-year Department of Energy grant to integrate high power wireless charging technology into production electric vehicles. After installing over 30 trial systems with partners across the country including Google, Duke Energy, and Hertz, Evatran launched the PLUGLESS System to individual EV drivers in early 2014. To learn more about PLUGLESS L2 or to reserve a wireless charging system for your own EV, visit www.pluglesspower.com.


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      boggin
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is a technology that luxury plug-in vehicle owners expect. It's all about convenience. Just dock and let it charge like an iPhone. Who's next? At 3.3kW it would be too slow to even try and charge the giant 85kW battery pack of a Model S. Which leaves the BMW i3 and the MB B-Class Electric as the most viable two premium models available now. However, with Fusion Energi sales hanging near 2k sales monthly, it's time for a MKZ plug-in hybrid for MY2015, as they both share the same platform and are built in the same plant in Hermosillo.
      sebringc5
      • 11 Months Ago
      3.3kw Max charge rate, efficiency loss from the transfer, a couple thousand dollars. I will save the money and PLUG IN my GE Wattstation! All the best, Aaron Lephart www.smartcar451.com
      sebringc5
      • 11 Months Ago
      3.3kw Max charge rate, efficiency loss from the transfer, a couple thousand dollars. I will save the money and PLUG IN my GE Wattstation! All the best, Aaron Lephart www.smartcar451.com
      Koenigsegg
      • 11 Months Ago
      Because its such a burden to plug in your car
      SublimeKnight
      • 11 Months Ago
      ELR is plugless, because no one has bought one to plug in.
      jeff
      • 11 Months Ago
      It will not help.... $25K too expensive to start with...
      gslippy
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is like handing out free coffee on the Titanic. The ELR has a 22-month supply in stock; kill it already.
      jeff
      • 11 Months Ago
      ELR has the smell of death all over it. I predict it will be gone by 2016.