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Plugless wireless charging system?

Wed May 17, 2017 1:54 pm

Anyone on the waiting list/considering this?: https://www.pluglesspower.com/shop/bmw-i3-reservation-confirm/

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Re: Plugless wireless charging system?

Wed May 17, 2017 2:50 pm

I saw that, but my i3 is parked outside rather than in my garage, and I don't think the condo board would approve!

I think more and more cars will come with that built-in in the coming years...manually plugging things in is so old school! I don't know how good of a parking job you need to get things aligned, and I'm sure some people would have trouble with that. It can be fairly efficient, but it's not quite as good as a hardwired connection. Certainly more convenient. It would be neat if it was built into the roadways (one country is experimenting with that on a short stretch I read somewhere). Some people are just paranoid about magnetic fields, and those people would violently object.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

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Re: Plugless wireless charging system?

Thu May 18, 2017 1:20 pm

Greetings - disclosure, I work for Plugless.

Alignment hasn't been reported as a major issue for our customers. in fact, most tell us that it's only when they focus on it that they have a greater chance of missing. Plugless allows 4 inches and even up to six inches of misalignment in any direction from center.

There are dynamic wireless charging programs all over the planet, including a test bed at ITIC (part of Clemson U.) - we are the Evatran in this announcement: http://www.itic-sc.com/itic-automotive- ... a-service/

Charge onward,

Steve C.

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