Wireless Car Charging In Action

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With the Nissan LEAF 2.0 set to feature wireless charging, it really is looking like widespread wireless charging of electric cars really is getting closer to reality.

Robert Llewellyn, who already seems to think he's been transported into the future what with driverless podcars and cyber-enabled car sharing, gets to indulge his enthusiastic geeky side once more as he explores the future of inductive charging at a press event for Qualcomm.

From the concern that wireless charging is inherently inefficient (Qualcomm spokespeople claim it is comparable to regular plug-in efficiency), to issues over safety (the system is designed to shut off if any foreign object is placed in the charging field), Robert covers many of the important drawbacks or concerns many of us might have. And he comes away impressed.

Given that electric cars alread offer us the tantalizing promise of never visiting another gas pump, it seems almost too good to be true to think we might not even have to bother with plugging them in either.

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