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Plugless Charging.

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by Tonym1, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Tonym1

    Tonym1 New Member

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    There is a company called Evatron that makes a product called "PlugLess" that offers an Inductive (cordless) Charging system for Tesla. This diagram says Model S but they also include Model3. is anyone aware of this product or is anyone actually using it. Any info would be appreciated.
    here is the url Meet Plugless | The Wireless EV Charging Station
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    It costs a few grand, adds ~40 pounds to the car, loses an extra ~15% of the power going in, and is limited to 6 kW charging and only on RWD cars (because of how they install the car side receiver.)

    I don't begrudge the five seconds to plug in that much...
     
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    Thanks for the info. I wander if they are making any changes for the model 3. I did see they have an option for it but didn't look like it was available yet. do you know of any other companies working the inductive charging option?
     
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    I suppose I would consider something like this when the price comes down to what it cost me to put a NEMA 14-50 in my garage - $250. In the meantime, I have been plugging in my car for about 4 years now and it is now second nature, every time I pull into the garage. Not a burden at all.
     
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    Ya, i installing the 1450 plug anyway so i am thinking this might be a nice option if its not too expensive. Either in cost or lost energy.
     
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    When I was reporting at CES in 2011, they had a Tesla there demonstrating wireless charging. At the time I hadn't heard of Tesla, so it was neat to see both a nice looking electric car and see it charging that way (We also got to test drive a Nissan Leaf that year at the show). I know it isn't nearly as efficient, but still surprised that there haven't been many options in that area

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    I sent a message to Plugless Power, but unfortunately haven't heard back. I also couldn't reach anyone in their sales department by phone. I sincerely hope they will be able to bring a Model 3 as well as an X version to market soon, but given my difficulty in even reaching them, I don't know when that will be. It could be next year, so let's hope. If anyone from Plugless Power sees this, we would appreciate an update!
     

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