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U.K. government opens trial for wirelessly charged taxis

The UK government is investing $4.43 million in a six-month trial

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Tesla launches a pricey wireless charging pad for the Model 3

It's available today for $125

It's available today for $125.

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BMW wireless induction mat coming this summer for 530e iPerformance

Car magazine reports that BMW's wireless inductive charging system will go into production in July and be available in Europe by the end of the summer. We queried BMW USA about the inductive charger coming to the U.S. and were told, "Yes we are bringing the charging pad also to the U.S." We expect our market to follow a similar timeline.

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China's solar road will charge cars as they drive

Smart roadway will share energy and data with vehicles

In Jinan, China, there's a section of highway over which some 45,000 vehicles drive every day. A company called Qilu Transportation Development Group is converted about two-thirds of a mile of that roadway to generate solar electricity — enough to power the highway lights and 800 homes. Qilu Transportation isn't stopping there, though. Looking forward to a future of electric and autonomous driving, the goal is to make the road smart. Eventually, it will be able to provide more accurate tra

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Kia Soul EV fitted with wireless charging

It's just a test, for now

As the industry continues to build out electric vehicle charging infrastructure, parallel projects are working to improve it as quickly as it's deployed. Now we're seeing some groups launching fast charging stations capable of 350-kW, and John Beltz Snyder

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Meet the car mount doubling as a phone charger now 31 percent off

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.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e will have wireless charging option

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

From Formula E to your driveway.

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Qualcomm: If you get rid of the plug, an EV becomes more electric

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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Wireless charger for Tesla Model S will be here in weeks

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-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid will have wireless-charging option

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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SAE now has a wireless charging standard: J2954

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.

New 20kW wireless charging system could wipe out range anxiety

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: The whole concept of 'charging' will disappear

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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Bombardier, Primove break battery-powered tram record

Batteries Power System For 25-Mile Route

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

Daimler, Qualcomm working on wireless EVs

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.

Motorsports
Formula E's US debut brings along Qualcomm Halo wireless charging

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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What happens when you take an engineer sliding in a BMW i8

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 John Beltz Snyder

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Catching up with Chrysler's EV catch-up plan

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, acco

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PowerHydrant makes robots charge your EV

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 thi

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