Toyota to debut wireless charging for 2016 models — MSN Autos

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Toyota to debut wireless for 2016 models

Technology to EV charging more convenient may be in the cars within a year.

Newcomb  Feb 18, 2014

While automakers and cities are to build more charging for electric cars, Toyota is to cut the cord altogether.

Toyota made an equity investment wireless charging developer in 2011. Other automakers, Audi and Nissan. have been working on similar Now, according to Automotive Toyota not only has licensed technology, but also plans to wireless charging components on model-year vehicles — a in the industry and only about a away.

This could mean EV owners soon won’t to worry about bulky and plugs, or even getting out of cars to connect them in the or in inclement conditions.

Like other wireless EV technologies, Toyota’s WiTricity includes a charging pad that EVs over to initiate a charge. It a 19.7-inch magnetic-resonance charging pad on or embedded in the ground and an 8-inch mounted on the underside of the vehicle.

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One of the of magnetic resonance over inductive charging for EV applications is it doesn’t require exact of the pad on the ground and a receiver on the vehicle. And the size of the WiTricity onboard allows for more flexible on the vehicle. CEO Eric Giler that the company’s “wireless systems will be oriented residential use, but ultimately go into parking garages, of business and that sort of

The next evolution in wireless EV could come from like Hevo Power, plans to install manhole-sized pads into city This would make EV considerably more convenient and And the next step is to not even to stop to charge an EV.

The FIA-sanctioned EV-only Formula E series is using Qualcomm’s Wireless Electric Vehicle system that allows to charge on the fly. The Halo will be installed for the second E race season and, many racing technology should eventually trickle to consumers. And since Formula E are scheduled to run on short-term street the pads could even in place to later be used by consumer EVs.

If successful, wireless EV charging either while parked or — could someday pumping gas seem like a imposition. And it’s this along with other EV that could have drivers thinking about a EV in the future.

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