Evatran Introduces 7.2 kW Plugless Charging For BMW i3 – Video

3 months ago by Mark Kane 7

Evatran has introduced its Plugless wireless charging station for another electric car – this time for the BMW i3.

BMW i3 with 7.2 kW Plugless wireless charging

BMW i3 with 7.2 kW Plugless wireless charging

Both versions of i3 (with or without range extender) can be equipped with the 7.2 kW system, which according to the company translates to 20-25 miles of range recharged per hour.

But the price to not plug-in doesn’t come all that cheap, with the MSRP set at $3,499 with a $250 refundable reservation deposit.

Shipping of the product is scheduled for June 2017.

Evatran encourages that installation is seamless, and you can always return at not cost for the first 45-days for any reason:

  • Fully reversible installation with no effect on BMW warranty
  • No change to BMW i3 visual aesthetic or ground clearance
  • No change to i3 systems, software, or ability to charge with plug when traveling
Plugless is durable enough to hold 2 BMW i3s at once, but only first will be charged

Plugless is durable enough to hold 2 BMW i3s at once, but only first will be charged

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12 responses to "Evatran Introduces 7.2 kW Plugless Charging For BMW i3 – Video"

  1. Bob says:

    1) Is it complient with the new wireless charging protocol standard?
    2) What is the efficiency / transmission loss compared to wired?
    3) Is that how they make little cars? (I dont get the “2” joke…)

    1. jimijonjack says:

      It’s like the 0ld Volvo commercial where they put a Big Truck on top of a Volvo & drove it to show how Tuff the Volvo Was , turned out that Particular Volvo was All Re-Enforced to carry out that task & the entire Commercial was a “PHONY BALONEY” & a Fraud..

  2. DJ says:

    Even with the 30% tax credit I think I will still plug in…

  3. PF says:

    How difficult is it to put in the L2 plug? Is it really $3,500 difficult?

  4. Hector says:

    Wireless is a perfect complement for fully autonomous cars but for your everyday charge at home seams like a none sense right now.

  5. Bill Howland says:

    Good for people with severe arthritis and/or forgetful spouses…That is if they park it in the right place – right over the unit.

    For the rest of us, its a $3,000 premium that could be spent elsewhere.

    1. MikeM says:

      I’d argue that it’s ideal for small-battery PHEVs where you have to plug in (more or less) each time you get home if you want full benefit of EV operation.

      Also, don’t forget those folks (me included) who have the EVSE outside and must brave the darkness, wintry winds, hail, snow, ice and other miseries . . .
      Oh heck. Never mind! I think I’ll just move back to CA.

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