Published on October 19th, 2016 | by James Ayre0
Evatran’s 2nd-Gen Plugless Offering — More Details
October 19th, 2016 by James Ayre
We previously covered news related to the second generation of Evatran’s Plugless-branded, home, wireless electric vehicle charging system, but we didn’t go into much detail about the product at the time.
An email sent recently to CleanTechnica and EV Obsession provides further details that seem worth sharing here. The new, second-generation version of the Plugless wireless charging system features the upgrades listed below:
- Up to 7.2 kW of power in the same-sized enclosure.
- The system has one-touch pairing and is interoperable across EVs with the gen-2 system (that is, if you are a Tesla S owner with Plugless and your friend with gen-2 tech comes to visit, your friend can pair up and charge on your Plugless system).
- EVs where the OEMs partner with us either as approved accessories or in series production will obviously speed up support for that EV.
- 1” ultra-thin vehicle adapter coil.
As we reported in our previous coverage, Evatran/Plugless is apparently now aiming for its wireless EV charging systems to be compatible with at least 80% of the electric vehicle models on the roads of North America by the end of 2017.
Here’s some further background on the technology (from that coverage): “The Evatran wireless system uses inductive charging, in which a magnetic field is created by running electricity through a coil. As with other similar systems, one coil is placed on the ground, and another is mounted to the vehicle’s underside. Evatran claims the receiving coil that attaches to the vehicle is just 1.0 inch thick, ensuring that clearance won’t be an issue. … The second coil that sits on the ground (and must be connected to a power source) is weatherproofed for outdoor use.”
All images via Plugless