Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center is using a $4.2 million grant from the US DOE to test methods of wireless charging for electric vehicles. Now re-charging a car might take only a proper parking job, no plugging in or pumping required! IHS Automotive says the first vehicle to offer this technology may debut late next year. The system that has been tested offers an 85% efficiency exchange between transmitter and vehicle receiver.
Toyota announced it was testing it’s own wireless system in 2014 and Plugless already offers it’s own wireless charging system that offers level 2 charging for the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, and Cadillac ELR.
A complete system for the Nissan Leaf surprisingly costs only $1,540.