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Hevo power man-hole charging stations

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by kenliles, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

    Jun 21, 2012
    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%)...
  2. N4HHE

    N4HHE Member

    Oct 15, 2013
    Madison, AL
    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.
  3. drees

    drees Active Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    San Diego
    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.

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