nissan: wireless charging for electronic cars
 
nissan: wireless charging for electronic cars
aug 08, 2009

nissan: wireless charging for electronic cars

nissan has developed a wireless charging system for electronic cars based on the concept of inductive charging, the same electromagnetic field technology used to charge an electric toothbrush.

the system allows charging an electric vehicle possible simply by parking it in a designated spot. experiments on non-contact electric-vehicle charging have been conducted in various locations, including yukarigaoka, chiba prefecture, and the cities of sakai, osaka, and the cities of nara, nara prefecture.

nissan: wireless charging for electronic cars image: jacob gordon)electric power is supplied via magnetic induction from a primary power-supply coil in the parking surface to a secondary coil on the vehicle. when the primary coil is electrically charged, it generates a magnetic field that induces current in the secondary coil, and so charges the batteries with no wired connection

via the treehugger | the guardian

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