According to a report by UK’s Guardian newspaper, Nissan is working on a wireless charging technology that will allow the process of charging electric-cars to become faster and easier without the hassle of plugging in. The system is based on the concept of inductive charging, the same electromagnetic field technology used to charge an electric toothbrush. Guardian says that Nissan has scaled it up for use in their Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) electric car.
The system will allow electric-cars to charge in a compatible parking bay without the need for wires. Furthermore, Nissan hopes to lay down a series of plates into the surface of designated electric-vehicle driving lanes, allowing owners to charge their cars on the go.
Nissan admits that it has no idea how much the technology would cost or how fast a battery could recharge with a wireless system.
Nissan received a total of $1.6 billion from the U.S. government to modify its Smyrna, Tennessee plant to produce zero-emission electric vehicles and lithium-ion battery packs to power them.
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– By: Omar Rana