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Toyota's 2013 Avalon becomes world's first car to offer wireless In-Car charging

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by NeverFollow, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. NeverFollow

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    #1 NeverFollow, Jun 9, 2013
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  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    This is the kind of thing companies tout when they run out of ideas.
     
  3. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    wireless charging that charges a 100 KWh battery in a couple of hours ... that's worthy of Tesla branding ... Toyota can keep touting their cell phone chargers
     
  4. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    I don't think that's quite fair...this is something very convenient. I hate fiddling around trying to get my phone plugged in, or having to unplug to use it if the wire's too sort. The various wires cobwebbed around are a pain too. Being able to just throw that sucker on a charging pad would be a very nice convenience and an attractive feature when looking to buy a new car. Plus, the new Avalon, particularly the hybrid, is a very nice car esp. in its price range.
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Building it into the base of the cubby shelf would be nice. You could just throw your phone in there and it would charge up.
     

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