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Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by kenliles, Oct 26, 2013.
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I keep watching this space. Lack of standards and the inefficiency are two big barriers, though. I don't think induction charging has broken the 90% efficiency barrier yet (last I looked most systems were getting ~85%)...
HEVO claims they are not induction but resonant. It sounds like tuned induction to me. Sounds like Madison Ave wordsmithing on topics they don't understand.
Also, I believe contactless charging is a solution in search of a problem.
Everybody (except me) is a terrible parker and HEVO requires fairly accurate parking. Good old fashioned tethered parking has a nice long power cord allowing for lots of slop. More slop even than a gas pump hose.
Qualcomm claims their Halo system is over 90%.
I think wireless charging could be useful for L2 public charging where the reduction in efficiency outweighs the benefits of eliminating a plug/wire which are commonly abused/vandalized.