Wireless Electric Car Charging Closer to Reality

A scematic showing wireless electric car charging system

Flanders’ Drive, Volvo, Van Hool, Bombardier and others are partnering to work on creating an induction charging system that could allow electric vehicles to be charge quickly and conveniently.

Just park over a buried plate and log in the system (unlike in the image above, it’ll probably be done by wireless identification), and voilà! Charging a battery pack of the size fitted to the Volvo C30 Electric(24 kWh), which Volvo will use for testing, is expected to take about an hour and twenty minutes, if the battery is entirely discharged.

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