Evatran PLUGLESS wireless charging system
Evatran, as the only company to introduce wireless charging kits for the Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR(and soon the Tesla Model S and BMW I products) in the US and Canada, this year is expanding to Europe.
This year Evatran will supply over 20 PLUGLESS systems for an 18-month trial project called WiCh across Sweden.
"Today, Evatran and Swedish officials announced they are prepared to install over twenty PLUGLESS wireless Electric Vehicle (“EV”) charging systems in locations across Stockholm, Uppsala, and Gothenburg. The research program, termed WiCh (Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles), aims to test the effect of wireless charging on the usage of electric vehicles in real life conditions. Evatran, the leader in wireless EV charging, has been installing its PLUGLESS systems with individual drivers and fleets across the US and Canada for the past 14 months. This will be the first large-scale demonstration of its technology outside North America."
PLUGLESS has 3.3 kW of power and in Europe the project will probably focus solely on Nissan LEAFs.
Stefan Pettersson, research manager at Viktoria Swedish ICT, commented on the importance of wireless EV charging:
“Our research indicates that wireless charging can be an important piece of the puzzle in getting more people to drive on electricity instead of less environmentally friendly options. We see this demonstration project as a research area where we have the opportunity to test the technology with real users.”
Rebecca Hough, Evatran CEO and Co-Founder said:
“We’re excited to be part of this first-of-its-kind trial in Sweden. While we have focused on rolling out our technology to customers in North America, it is important to spread the word about the significant impact that wireless charging can have on overall EV adoption and usage across the world.”