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Wireless Charging: Plugless Power Demonstration Video

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Electric700, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Electric700

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    Below is a link to a Plugless Power wireless charging demonstration for the Model S! :cool:

    From what I understand, the cable going to the parking pad can be installed under the pavement.

     
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    #3 David99, Aug 18, 2016
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    I really like it and frankly while plugging in doesn't take that long, it is still an extra step I have to do every time. Often I forget to close the charge port so I have to get out of the car again. It is nice to just park and walk away. The price is actually reasonable. I'm considering it
     
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    I'll wait to see some real world tests of the efficiency of the system.
     
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    You should absolutely. We think all inductive chargers should be judged by the following three criteria - 1. What is the TOTAL wireless system efficiency as compared to the corded equivalent (not the efficiency just across the gap, as an example) 2. As provided by 3rd-party testing and 3. on a production system. To that end our Gen1 Plugless system (the 3.3kW charger available for Volt, LEAF and ELR) is 7% efficient compared to level 1 charger and roughly ~12 less efficient than level 2 corded charging. 2. per the testing of Idaho Nat'l Labs (USDOE) who requires publishing - https://avt.inl.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/evse/PLUGLESSEvatranStandaloneTestResultsFactSheet.pdf and 3. we've been selling that system for two years (with installations across North America)

    Our Gen2 System (which the Tesla S system is) will have data from INL and we expect the numbers to be the same. (it takes some time for results, as INL does thousands of test cycles - more than 8700 for our Gen1 system, for example).
     
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    So assuming thats right, here in NJ it will add roughly $1000 to the cost over 100k miles (assuming $0.19/kwhr, 325Whr/mi)
     
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    Special early pricing of $2440 (USD). Ouch!.. Interesting system though, no doubt.
     
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    Your math looks sound. So, for example, if you are the typical male driver 35-54 years old and crank about 18,900 miles per year - that 100K will take you 5.3 years to complete, so a premium of about $189 per year.
     
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    That's about $15.75 monthly. If you have a solar/wind power system, it may even be $0 extra per month. For all the convenience and safety (no cords to accidentally trip over) that Plugless Power offers, I think it's worth it.
     
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    How much weight does this system add to the car?
     
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    ~35 lbs (a bag or two of groceries OR .76% the weight of a 85 RWD Tesla Model S)
     
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    When it gets down in price it may be worth it, but $2500+ will put most people out of the market and for that reason I am out (yes I am currently watching Shark Tank)
     
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    Is this likely to come to the UK at all?
     

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