It doesn't have to be hugely inefficient, but that depends on the design and actual alignment accuracy plus the distance between the two components. It will never be as efficient as a direct, hard-wired connection, though, but certainly more convenient. It's one more thing to add weight to the vehicle, and, if you don't want to limit road clearance or worsen drag, will always be somewhat less efficient.MikeS wrote:However, wireless charging is hugely inefficient and therefore costly!
That is my first question for plugless charging! Could be very inefficient and waste of power!MikeS wrote:However, wireless charging is hugely inefficient and therefore costly!
I also went to the specs of the web page looking for the efficiency. My guess is that it will be around 50% efficient just like wireless cell phone charging. For my cell phones, I really do not care that I waste 50% of the power to wireless charge. For a car, that would really add up. We will have to wait till real world products are out before we can get a good efficiency rating. I am doubtful, but hoping for the best.I33t wrote:MikeS wrote:However, wireless charging is hugely inefficient and therefore costly!
Looked at all the 'technical specs' on their website, and no efficiency details.