Wireless car charging

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    Until another alternative energy form come around, electric cars are the wave of the future. To make them easy to charge, Evatran has developed a wireless charging system.

    The base stations are made of a charging disc that sits on the floor of your garage or driveway. You then drive your car over the disc and it wirelessly charges the car's electric battery. You need a special adapter inside the engine to do the charging, but that's about it.

    Evatran is testing the system with a handful of fleet Chevy Volts and is hoping to mass produce the units late in 2012. Convenience comes with a price tag as the units now are priced at $2,000 for an indoor unit and $3,00 for an outdoor unit. These prices are expected to drop as the technology develops.

    Evatran Brings Wireless Charging To Cars
     
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    Good luck with the public driving electric in mass, if it ever happens, start a tow company because they will be sitting on the sides of every road. I work with electric vehicles everyday. They suck in the winter, they suck in the heat....... batteries are ridiculously expensive and don't last worth a shit. Then you have the dimwitted public that leave them turned on with lights and are surprised when they don't go. That and they are incredibly ugly.
     
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    Don't worry.

    The boys at MIT are developing batteries and materials that will make electric cars and home solar the future of energy.
     
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    I gotta say.......the crackpots make this board..............:up:
     
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    What was the cost of an automobile in 1910 compared to a horse and buggy? What was the dependibility of the vehicles at the time?

    As far as ugly goes;

    Tesla Motors | Premium Electric Vehicles

    Electric Auto Association
     
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    Take the idea further and wire roads to supply energy directly to the vehicles while operating.

    :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Possible, but hard to do so efficiently.
     
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    Just what the govt types like to hear. :lol:
     
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    Why are they the wave of the future? Are you making some type of informed prediction? Why do you think that electric cars are better than hydrogen fuel cells? How is adding extra loads to the nations power grid going to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels?
     
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    They were doing that back in the 7os, how much progress have they made?
     

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