wireless charging Stories October 24

With a car as forward thinking as the Model 3, I admit that it’s a bit disappointing that Tesla didn’t opt for wireless smartphone charging, or at least make a wireless charger for Tesla Model 3 an option in the design studio. As Tesla makes progress with Model 3 deliveries and eventually ushers in the standard range battery option, it’ll hopefully begin addressing smaller wants like this.

Until then, there are wireless charging solutions made available by third-parties. One of the most popular options, the Nomad Wireless Charger for Tesla Model 3, recently landed in the office. Nomad, which is known for its Horween Leather-based iPhone cases and iPhone accessories, saw an excellent opportunity to fill the needs of Model 3 owners. The result is a wireless charging pad that could easily pass as being a native part of the Model 3. Watch our hands-on video as we discuss the ins and outs of Nomad’s wireless charging solution. expand full story

wireless charging Stories April 19

We have been skeptical about the usefulness of current wireless charging systems for electric vehicles, but now a new interesting system with a record charge rate (almost double Tesla’s current Supercharger) has been deployed for the first time and it is made specifically for electric buses. expand full story

wireless charging Stories April 11

Kia confirmed this week that the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility (Mojo) have completed a three-year project to develop a wireless charging system for the Kia Soul EV, but it has no plan to bring it to production. expand full story

wireless charging Stories December 13, 2017

Continental AG, the large German automotive OEM company today previewed some new electric car charging technology that they plan to showcase at CES in Las Vegas next month. The announcements amount to two different parts of the EV charging infrastructure that would be OEM-ed into Electric vehicles by automakers:

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wireless charging Stories December 23, 2016

Love it or hate it, wireless charging has been around for years. While stereotypically the technology comes with enough convenience issues to make most users question its superiority to traditional chorded tech, like any contemporary invention it has steadily improved over the past few years.

Earlier this week, a partnership was announced between Boston-area startup WiTricity and General Motors (GM), with the goal of developing wireless charging pads for electric vehicles. expand full story

wireless charging Stories April 15, 2016

Momentum Dynamics, a wireless charging startup, sent out a press release this week claiming that they will deliver 200 kW wireless charging systems by the end of the year. In comparison, the company had previously only delivered 25 kW and 50 kW systems, and just recently, it was testing a very slow 1.5 kW wireless charger with Google for its self-driving car prototypes.

A 200 kW system would not only be faster than most charging stations, but it would also have higher output than the Tesla Supercharger’s 135 kW charge rate. expand full story

wireless charging Stories February 18, 2016

Plugless has been offering wireless charging retrofits for the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt for a few years now, but the technology wasn’t available to Tesla owners until now.

The company started taking reservations for the Plugless system for the rear-wheel-drive versions of the Tesla Model S this week, for shipping in April, while the startup says that the option compatible with the all-wheel-drive Model S should be available later this year. expand full story

wireless charging Stories February 5, 2016

According to some FCC documents recently unearthed, Alphabet’s X division (formerly Google[x]) has its sights set on disconnecting the cute fully-electric self-driving car prototypes from their wall chargers. Yes, we’re talking wireless charging, the kind that could beam up energy through the bottom of the car using a technology called resonant magnetic induction…

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wireless charging Stories August 12, 2015

Earlier this week, the UK government approved off road testing of wireless charging for electric vehicles on highways, what they are calling “electric highways”. The trials, which are expected to begin later this year, will last for approximately 18 months, and if successful, could lead to road trials.

According to Highways England officials, the initiative is not an alternative to charging stations, the agency is still committed to installing stations every 20 miles on the motorway network. expand full story

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