The 2013 EV will recharge wirelessly thanks to Evatran, Yazaki

We reported two months ago the first electric Roll Royce would charge wirelessly. Now it appears, even before the first of those is available, the common electric vehicle may do the same thing thanks to a joint venture announced today by the developer of the wireless vehicle recharging system Evatran, and Yazaki, the leading developer of electric vehicle distribution systems.

The agreement essentially commercializes the system developed by Evatran to make it a factory or dealership option. An electric vehicle will merely park over a floor-mounted charging pad with no need for a physical plug.

Induction technology is utilized to create a convenient wireless charging system specifically designed for high-power vehicle applications. Plugless Power technology transfers up to 3.3kW of power, the level required by the typical electric vehicle, at an efficiency level over 90 percent, ensuring vehicles recharge as quickly as with traditional methods.

"This partnership guarantees that our technology will have the highest level of design reviews, performance testing, and vehicle integration engineering," said Rebecca Hough, executive vice president of Sales and Product Development at Evatran. "Yazaki's experience in the automotive industry will ensure our vision for a simple, convenient EV recharging solution comes to fruition."

"Yazaki is proud to be one of the first suppliers committed to assessing and commercializing new technologies for our customers, with a specific focus on sustainable initiatives and hybrid electric vehicles,” said Jim Romine, executive vice president of Engineering at Yazaki North America. “We look forward to using our technical expertise in the automotive sector to bring this technology to the emerging electric vehicle market."

Yazaki North America is a Tier 1 automotive supplier with headquarters in Canton, Mich., a subsidiary of the Yazaki Corporation headquartered in Tokyo. As the world's largest supplier of automotive electrical distribution systems (EDS), Yazaki has been at the forefront of the electric vehicle market since its inception with years of experience in high voltage system integration and developmen

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