If ORNL's 20-kW wireless charging system and compatible cars were available today, barely anyone would know what 'range anxiety' even meant.
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.
No plug, no cord, no problem. Evatran, which has been working with companies such as Google, Hertz and Duke Energy to test its Plugless electric-vehicle charging system, had gotten the OK from Intertek. The testing-certification organization made Evatran's Plugless L2 the first cordless system to receive ETL certification.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, the big news for plug in vehicles is that they can now start to ditch the plug. As expected, the system costs around $3,000 and is available for both the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt. For the first 250 customers, though, Evatran is offering $1,000 off the standard price, a 30 percent discount. Deliveries start next month and Evatran says it expects the discounted units to all be snatched up in the first half of the year.
Evatran is bringing wireless electric vehicle charging technology to two new entities through its Apollo Program, with Google and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power joining the ranks. Since early 2012, Evatran has been working with commercial partners to introduce its Plugless Power wireless charging to people across the country. Installations have been done for Hertz, Duke Energy and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research. The second phase of the program
The marriage-saving ability of recharging an electric vehicle wirelessly has got a lot of things going for it, but for now this sort of technology is expensive and still requires more testing. Therefore, Evatran, the company behind the Plugless Power brand of wireless recharging units, is offering the first 500 people to sign up for its service six months of free electricity. Cut the cord and your utility bill? That's a good combo. What does Evatran get out of it? The PCG will let the company "u
Trying to wrap your head around what, exactly, Evatran is offering with its proximity charging system isn't easy for someone without a good grasp of plug-in vehicle charging technology. Even then, the company's wireless charging system, on display at at the Plug-In 2010 Conference in San Jose, CA this week, isn't the easiest thing to understand. On the one hand, we can just say the Plugless Power devices is a way to charge your electric vehicle without bothering with a cord and a plug. On the ot