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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

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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%)...
     
  2. N4HHE

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    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

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    Qualcomm claims their Halo system is over 90%.

    http://www.qualcomm.com/sites/default/files/document/files/qch_faq_flyer_jan_2012_final.pdf

    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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