Toyota Testing Wireless Charging Technology for Electric Cars

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Toyota Testing Wireless Technology for Electric Cars

pulling into your and charging your car by parking on top of a system that uses a magnetic-resonance does not require the vehicle to be in.

What seems like a out of a science fiction movie, is now tested by Toyota in Japan in households with plug-in Prius hybrids. The wireless technology for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles may be just a of years away from use for auto consumers, but the infrastructure need more time to up before it is widespread in commercial such as parking garages.

Toyota has been working on technology for several years in with WiTricity. an MIT spinoff has relationships with Audi and and Volvo is also working on a charging system.


This system could simplify vehicle charging by making the more convenient and straightforward for It could be a game-changer for electric by serving as a universal charging solving the problem of having plugs for different car models. In it could trim down time to a mere 90 minutes for the hybrid Toyota Prius.

This new technology comes in to consumer demand. “We have from Prius Plug-In owners that they like a more convenient operation,” said Managing Satoshi Ogiso. “In response, we are a new wireless inductive charging that produces resonance an on-floor coil and an onboard to recharge the battery without the of a cable.”

For the technology to be effective, design challenges needed to be The car and the charging station need to be aligned to charge the battery, the system includes a parking feature that displays the of the charging coil in relationship to the The charging station also to be strong enough to withstand run over by a car without causing interference on nearby equipment.

Toyota s corporate reputation has quickly from the accelerator that plagued the company a of years ago. It is on track to record earnings  for the year that ends in Toyota has now sold more 6 million hybrid vehicles with 1 million selling in the nine months.

Although the Prius was initially a for Toyota when it was introduced in it is now a vital aspect of the Toyota Keeping the Prius innovative is for staying on top, particularly as highly efficient cars and vehicles enter the market. wireless charging technology do the trick and may be available very

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“In general, the industry believes the point for the adoption of electric is 2020. The money’s on that,” Eric Giler, CEO of WiTricity. belief is that wireless of electric cars will to show up in production models in the 2016 model year.”

Photo Credit: Toyota

Lozanova  is a regular contributor to and energy publications and websites, Mother Earth Living, Building Design, Triple Urban Farm, and Solar Her experience includes work small-scale solar energy and utility-scale wind farms. She an MBA in sustainable management from the Graduate School and she resides Cohousing Ecovillage  in Midcoast with her husband and two children.

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