Researchers at Stanford have devised a way to improve wireless charging while on the go. The advance could have benefits for green transportation as well as other applications.
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The convenience of wireless charging may play a role in convincing mainstream buyers to consider an electric car. SAE International has just announced the technical specs for a new wireless charging standard called J2954.
WiTricity, an MIT startup in the Boston area, has partnered with General Motors to test wireless charging technology for PHEV and battery electric cars.
The Qualcomm Halo wireless charging system will be included in the 2017 Mercedes S550e sedan. Wireless charging adds a large dollop of convenience for owners.
WiTricity and ProDrive are teaming up to build an 11 kW wireless charging system for an unnamed European car maker. Wireless charging could be an important part of electric car revolution.
Toshiba has developed an electric bus using an innovative magnetic resonance wireless charging system that is easy to operate. It comes with an advanced SCiB battery that has especially long life over thousands of recharging cycles.
Beginning witn 2018 model year cars, the Mercedes S 550e plug-in hybrid will come standard with wireless charging ability. it will also have a larger battery for greater range.
Mercedes electric car chief says his company is working on line of new electric cars with 300 miles of range that can be recharged in 5 minutes. “We’re going to change the world,” he says.
Apple has been nosing around, asking lots of questions about EV chargers. Is it planning to build them or is it preparing to build a system to compete with Tesla’s Supercharger network?
Oak Ridge National Labs has developed a high power wireless charging system for electric vehicles with up to 20 kW of power. That is triple the power of most residential chargers available today.
Nissan in collaboration with Foster + Partners has revealed its vision for a connected world of electric cars, renewable energy, and wireless charging at the Geneva auto show.
Jochen Strenkert, the man responsible for hybrid powertrains at Mercedes, told the press at the start of the Geneva auto show on Tuesday that the next generation Mercedes S Class plug-in hybrid will come with a new wireless charging system. He says Mercedes and BMW are working on the system jointly to keep the development costs down […]
Nissan is developing new wireless charging systems with up to 7 kW of power. It would like all car makers agree on a standard system for the future.
Researchers at North Carolina State University in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University have shown that passing wireless power transfer through a magnetic resonance field enhancer (MRFE) increases efficiency by at least 100% as compared to air alone. The MRFE can be something as simple as a copper loop and has the potential to boost efficiency by 5,000% in […]
Wireless electric vehicle charging has been getting a strong dose of attention for years. Is it the future? Is it not? Is it? The questions and the people claiming to know the answer run in circles. I’m waiting to make any final predictions myself, but I’m eagerly watching the progress. The latest piece of news […]
If EVs are ever to take off they’ve got to be more convenient than gas cars. BMW is one of many companies working to take the plug out of plug-in cars.
Originally posted on CleanTechnica The past couple of weeks have seen Elon Musk make two high-profile announcements via Twitter, first the 400-mile Tesla Roadster battery upgrade, and then the battery swap pilot program. The latest hint for future Tesla upgrades from CEO Elon Musk involves a “solid metal snake” EV connecter that automatically plugs into […]
The Swedish city of Södertälje will launch a project testing a Scania hybrid bus that can wirelessly recharge in about seven minutes.
Leading the pack of Formula E electric race cars will be a pair of special BMW i8 hybrids equipped with Qualcomm’s Halo wireless charging technology.
Mercedes and BMW announced they are sharing the design and production of a wireless charging system, which will be tested on the 2015 Mercedes S 500 HYBRID