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This essential accessory lets you access and charge your phone while keeping your eyes on the road.

The Montar Air Qi Wireless Charging Car Mount should be in every car owner's vehicle.

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Mercedes, Qualcomm say an EV is not 'autonomous' if it can't recharge itself.

From Formula E to your driveway.

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The reason is ease of use and taking advantage of every opportunity.

It does make sense, when you think about it.

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Plugless Power's system for the Model S runs about $2,400.

The Tesla system costs more than the ones for Nissan, Chevy, or Cadillac.

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Mercedes's inductive charging system powers at a rate of 3.6 kilowatts.

Mercedes-Benz will add wireless-charging capabilities for the 2018 model-year S550e.

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It's the next step after J1772.

Any dedicated electric vehicle fan knows what J1772 is. We may soon need to learn about J2954 as well.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory shows off tech with trememdous potential.

If ORNL's 20-kW wireless charging system and compatible cars were available today, barely anyone would know what 'range anxiety' even meant.

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Nissan Hopes Its Fuel Station Of The Future Will Change Minds

Nissan announces its Fuel Station of the Future, a high-performance wireless charging system being developed with Foster + Partners architects.

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Batteries Power System For 25-Mile Route

Companies collaborate on light-rail system that charges without any overhead wires.

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We're Already Dreaming About A Benz With Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging

Qualcomm's Halo wireless charging technology will find its way into Daimler electric vehicles at some point. But first, connecting the car to the Internet.

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Still-In-Testing Inductive Charging Tech On Display Around Miami ePrix

The first time Qualcomm executives met with their auto-industry counterparts about an experimental technology that could wirelessly charge electric vehicles, they thought it'd be a flop.

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Qualcomm's Wireless Charging Is More Fun This Way

The BMW i8 is a pretty impressive car, and a highly visible one at that. It's a great brand ambassador, but not just for BMW. It's really no surprise that Formula E chose it as the safety car from the electric racing series. And, for its duties at tracks around the word, the i8 safety car got some slick upgrades, including wireless charging capabilities courtesy of Qualcomm.

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At your home or office? Those are the key words for how Chrysler and its Fiat affiliate want to narrow the plug-in vehicle sales gap between themselves and more plug-in-centric companies like Nissan and Ford, according Wards Auto. When the gap will narrow is anyone's guess.

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A Massachusetts company is taking a futuristic approach to hands-free plug-in vehicle charging: robot appendages. A product called PowerHydrant uses a robotic arm to connect a charging station to the vehicle, allowing for an easy kind of customer charging experience that is also offered by wireless charging systems. PowerHydrant, which is in its testing phase, will be shown off at the EV Tech Expo in Michigan this week.

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Racing series typically select a safety car appropriate to the kinds of racecars for which they'll be setting the pace. So you might find a Mercedes SLS pacing a Formula One grand prix, for example, and you're more likely to find a BMW M4 on duty at a DTM race and a Chevy Camaro or SS on an oval speedway for a NASCAR or Indy race. It would only stand to reason, then, that the FIA Formula E Championship kicking off next month in Beijing would press a plug-in into service as its safety car. But th

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Fraunhofer Institute Says Yes

Imagine a day when charging is as simple as pulling into a parking space. No cords to untangle or trip over, nothing to get your hands and pants dirty and nothing to wrap up when you're already late leaving for work. Just park your car, and forget it. That's the beauty of charging wirelessly through electromagnetic induction. It's still a nascent technology, though - as least when it comes to electric vehicles - and not without its problems.

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Evatran Says Two More Premium Vehicles Will Be Compatible By End Of 2014

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.

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Plug-in vehicle advocates can get all warm and fuzzy about two Germany heavyweight automakers getting together for the sake of wireless charging. That's because Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and BMW will work together to speed up development of a wireless charging system. While not a ton of details were divulged, we can still rejoice.

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Toyota Working With WiTricity On The Technology

Could 2016 be the year prospective Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid buyers are waiting for? Why, yes, says an unidentified Toyota spokesman. That's according to Plug-in Cars, which reports that a wireless plug-in vehicle charging system may be less than two years away for the Prius Plug-in.

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Perhaps a confluence of larger public and private incentives will help EV reach the tipping point north of the border. Canadian consumers are now privy to company, provincial and dealership incentives that could total more than C$12,000 ($11,200 US) for battery-electric cars such as the Smart ForTwo ED and Ford Focus Electric.

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