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    Video: What happens when you take an engineer sliding in a BMW i8
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    The BMW i8 is a pretty impressive car, and a highly visible one at that. It's a great brand ambassador, but not just for BMW. It's really no surprise that Formula E chose it as the safety car from the electric racing series. And, for its duties at tracks around the word, the i8 safety car got ...

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    Read This: Catching up with Chrysler's EV catch-up plan
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    At your home or office? Those are the key words for how Chrysler and its Fiat affiliate want to narrow the plug-in vehicle sales gap between themselves and more plug-in-centric companies like Nissan and Ford, according Wards Auto. When the gap will narrow is anyone's guess. The US automaker, ...

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    Official: Is nose-to-nose wireless charging a better idea?
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    Imagine a day when charging is as simple as pulling into a parking space. No cords to untangle or trip over, nothing to get your hands and pants dirty and nothing to wrap up when you're already late leaving for work. Just park your car, and forget it. That's the beauty of charging wirelessly ...

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    Official: Wireless charging set for massive growth by 2020
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    Count wireless vehicle charging system sales as yet another sector in which both supply and demand will soon surge because of the growing popularity of plug-in vehicles. The relatively nascent inductive charging market will more than double every year from 2012 to 2020, research firm Frost & ...

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    Report: Infiniti luxury electric sedan needs more wireless charging
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    While we had been told it was coming in 2014, the exact release date of the production version of the Infiniti LE concept might just might hinge on something you can't see and that the Japanese automaker can't control: wireless charging infrastructure. That's the word from Autocar, which talked ...

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    CarCharging Group hopes to standardize wireless charging into parking bumpers
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    CarCharging Group, Inc. could one day expand its offerings into the wireless charging arena with an inductive charger in the shape of a parking bumper. Drivers would only have to park their electric car's wheels close to the charging apparatus, offering seamless and effortless charging. The ...

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    Official: E-Moss testing "completely climate-neutral" wireless charging bus in Netherlands
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    If it works for passenger cars, it can certainly work for passenger buses. Wireless charging is being tested in small batches in cars like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, but there's big work being done in Den Bosch in the Netherlands, where E-Moss is testing a 39-foot all-electric bus and ...

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    Report: Infiniti sets 2014 due date for all-electric LE with wireless charging
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    Infiniti has re-confirmed it will sell the production version of the LE, and it has now given us a year: 2014. This makes it likely that Nissan's upscale arm will be the first OEM to sell a production inductive charging vehicle. USAToday reports that Infiniti officials made the announcement in ...

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    Green: BMW Isetta gets reimagined as the eSetta
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    The venerable Isetta was tiny, cheap and nimble transportation in post-World-War-II Europe. In this day of $4-a-gallon gas, could a similar car be an attractive alternative? That's the question University of Applied Arts graduate Tony Weichselbraun asked as he endeavored to imagine a modern ...

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    Official: Feds will invest $4 million to help develop wireless EV chargers
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    Think of it as a way to boost plug-in vehicle adoption by removing the "plug-in" part. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it will spend as much as $4 million to speed the development of wireless electric-vehicle charging stations. The DOE will award the funds to as many as four ...

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    Official: Audi working on wireless charging with WiTricity technology
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    See all those Audi A1 e-trons in the photo above? In the near future, they could look exactly the same – i.e., without any visible cords – but be charging their batteries, thanks to Audi's work on wireless charging. Today, Audi released information on seven areas of the "automotive ...

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    Official: Sears, Evatran reach agreement for wireless EV-charging stations
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    Sears and wireless electric vehicle charging station maker Evatran have reached an agreement for Sears' home-installation division to distribute and install Evatran's Plugless Power stations. The agreement allows Evatran to sell its stations at a single price in which both the product and ...

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    Drayson Racing presents 850 hp electric racer at Low Carbon Racing Conference
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    Last year, Drayson Racing and Lola announced they would partner on an all-electric race car and now, at the 6th MIA International Low Carbon Racing Conference, the very impressive result of their collaboration has been revealed. The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV is an 850-horsepower (640-kW) monster that ...

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    Daimler testing B-Class E-Cell plug-in hybrid with inductive charging *UPDATE
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    Whether its WiFi vs. ethernet or cell phones vs. land lines, it's pretty clear that wireless technology is more appealing to people than wired ones. The same will some day be true of plug-in cars, since companies like Rolls-Royce and Toyota, Nissan and Volvo are all trying to get energy from the ...

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    HaloIPT inks wireless charger manufacturing deals in Asia, Europe
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    UK-based, HaloIPT is readying its in-road wireless charging system for plug-in vehicles and has inched closer the commercial launch by signing deals with two strategic production partners. HaloIPT will partner with Chargemaster in Europe and Evida Power in Asia to rush its inductive charging ...

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    Yazaki, Evatran partner to commercialize Plugless Power charging system
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    Evatran – developer of the Plugless Power plug-in vehicle inductive charging system – and Yazaki North America – a Tier 1 automotive supplier that specializes in electrical distribution systems and connectivity solutions – have signed a joint development agreement aimed ...

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    UK's CABLED project adds 2 wireless charge-capable Citroen C1s
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    Arup, leader of the UK's CABLED (Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Vehicle Demonstrators) project that is trialing at least 110 plug-in vehicles, has added two Citroen C1 electric vehicles into the mix, each fitted with the HaloIPT's wireless charging technology. Neil Butcher, Arup's project ...

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    Volvo C30 Electric to participate in wireless charging project
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    Volvo has announced that its C30 Electric will participate in an inductive charging project called Continuous Electric Drive (CED) that is being set up by Belgian technological and automotive development specialists Flanders' Drive. Volvo will deliver a single C30 Electric to Flanders' Drive on ...

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    Analyst: Wireless charging of plug-in vehicles to become standard
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    Wireless charging of plug-in vehicles is to become standard, says Laura Marlino, deputy director at the power electronics and electrical power systems research center at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Marlino told Automotive Power Electronics conference-goers that, "We believe it's not a ...

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    Toyota teams with WiTricity for work on wireless charging systems
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    Japanese automaker Toyota has entered into a technological collaboration agreement with Boston, MA-based WiTricity Corporation. The agreement centers on the practical application of automotive wireless charging systems for plug-in vehicles and promotion of their widespread use. Additionally, ...

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