Automakers and suppliers from around the world have agreed to a system – similar to wireless phone charging – that makes it possible to charge electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids without ever actually plugging them into a wall outlet,
The system delivers DC current up to 11 kilowatts at the maximum voltage the vehicle can accept up to 10 inches of space between a pad mounted on the floor to a receiver on the vehicle. Charging efficiency is up to 94%, comparable to wired connections. The SAE is working on higher power levels for future passenger vehicles and heavy-duty applications like mining equipment.
Electric vehicle owners already rave about the convenience of not having to stop for gas in the rain, wind and snow. Imagine how much more they’ll like it when they don’t even have to connect a plug to their vehicles at home.
Read the article at USA Today.