November 30, 2011

REALLY? 2014 Infiniti EV to Debut Wireless Inductive Charging System. “Nissan is now working on inductive charging, with the first production application of the technology arriving when Nissan’s luxury arm, Infiniti, launches its new EV model in 2014. Nissan says the charging system is 80-90 percent efficient depending on how well aligned the car is to the charging area. That’s about the same range, the automaker says, as a conventional (conductive) plug-in charger because of electrical losses between the plug on the car and the plug in the wall. Inductive charging would certainly leave homeowner’s garages free of cords. But the real benefit would come in the city.”