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I have to laugh because induction charging has been around for a while now. Now and then I think about a future electric car and how to charge it always comes across my mind. Induction charging was the best. Now they present it here like it's a whole new concept.

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Refueling an electric car may someday be as simple as finding a parking spot.

Siemens, in cooperation with BMW, has developed a technology that allows electric cars to be recharged wirelessly.
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Refueling an electric car may someday be as simple as finding a parking spot.

Siemens, in cooperation with BMW, have copied a technology that allows electric cars to be recharged wirelessly just like the technology used in induction chargers we use for our Wii remotes and phones.

Edited by HybridCore - 4/13/11 at 5:57pm
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Dont forget toothbrushes.
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I have to laugh because induction charging has been around for a while now. Now and then I think about a future electric car and how to charge it always comes across my mind. Induction charging was the best. Now they present it here like it's a whole new concept.
Just like L.E.D technology! It's the new craze!

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I have to laugh because induction charging has been around for a while now. Now and then I think about a future electric car and how to charge it always comes across my mind. Induction charging was the best. Now they present it here like it's a whole new concept.
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You're right on that one. My toothbrush has been doing this for years.
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post #5 of 43
I can't see this working overly well ... sure it could give a tiny bit back to the car, but the devices using inductive charging are typically phones, removes, etc, small electronics.

Not things that take ~6 hours to charge even with a direct power source...
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You would need a very high current which would probably fry the battery. It would only be good for short commutes. That's the only thing electric vehicles are good for right now. This is why we have hybrids .
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future who knows dont ever think that it cant be done
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Nonsense this has great potential I wondered what the efficiency was but apparently they can achieve 90 percent or better. I think the only thing to worry about is radio noise.
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That much electricity wirelessly. How much is wasted in the transmission?
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Palm Pre has the best induction charging system around, too bad it never caught on.
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