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Chevy Volt Plugless Power Charger Needs No Wires

by Shane McGlaun
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The Chevy Volt is a cool car if you are into the green vehicle movement. You can charge the batteries in the car up at night for full EV driving for short drives. The cool part is that you don’t have to worry about being stranded because the Volt has a gasoline motor that recharges the batteries when the driving range exceeds the charge.

The thing that bothers me about any plug-in hybrid or pure EV is that I know I would forget to charge the car. I never seem to remember to plug in my phone or my iPad to charge, so I know the same would happen with a battery-powered car. A new charge system for the Volt is being shown off from Evantran called Plugless Power which should help with this.

The system has a little green circle that the driver can park over and the power charges the battery with no cords. The charger is 90-91% efficient between the charger and the wall. Between the circle thing and the car, the charger is 97% efficient. That means more of the power gets into the car’s battery pack, making it charge faster.

Production models of the Plugless Power system should sell for between $2,000 for an indoor model to $3,000 for one that works outdoors, but you’ll also need to spend another $2k or so to retrofit your Volt to use the charging station. Evantran expects prices to drop substantially over time, though.

[via Autoblog]

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