Nissan is developing wireless charging technology to make charging electric cars easier and faster.
The wireless charging system is based on the concept of inductive charging, the same electromagnetic field technology used to charge an electric toothbrush.
Although details are limited, the process apparently features inductive charging which is used on things like electric toothbrushes and the Palm Pre smartphone (with the optional wireless "Touchstone" charging base). The technology will likely debut, in some form, on the company's new global electric vehicle which is scheduled to be unveiled in concept form at Nissan's new headquarters in Yokohama, Japan on August 2.
However, Nissan admits that it still has no idea how much it would cost, how long the designated lane would have to be, or how fast the battery could be recharged.
As we have previously reported, Nissan's new electric vehicle will be a mid-size five door hatchback with unique styling. Powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery, the EV will feature twice the energy of a traditional "li-lo" battery while providing unparalleled performance and reliability. This should enable it to have a range of up to 100 miles and a top speed of 90 mph.
Source: autocar.co via worldcarfans