Now the company has released a pictorial walk-through of the process from a recent install (below), as well as a video of Rick Soderberg (of Rick’s Performance) driving up and getting his first charge (above video).
Besides wireless charging for the Model S, Plugless currently offers charging solutions for the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan LEAF, while also recently announcing the systems availability in the near future for the BMW i3.
If interested, check out Plugless Power’s wireless EV charging lineup here.
The Bay Area Plugless team swung by Rick’s Performance in Pleasanton, CA, on Monday to deliver a brand new Plugless for the Model S autonomous charging system to Rick Soderberg. Rick owns a Model S and is the owner of the high-end auto shop where the unit was installed.
Rick shows off the ultra-thin receiving coil that will allow his Tesla to receive wireless charging.
The vehicle adapter is installed underneath the shielding under the front end of the Model S.
Wireless charging adapter for Model S is totally invisible after installation. The “brains” of the operation also installs seamlessly in the interior of the car.
Rick unpacks his control panel – the unit that will light up to guide him to park over the Parking Pad that sends a charge wirelessly.
Control panel installation is as simple as hanging it on the wall and connecting to a 240V, or “Level 2” outlet. This is the same type of outlet as the one used by an electric dryer.
The Plugless Parking Pad will be placed at the Model S’ normal parking space to charge the car automatically when parked.
Rick’s Tesla Model S Can Now Charge Itself – “Rick uses the Tesla as a customer shuttle at the shop and loves the idea of his Plugless Tesla being part of customers’ experience.”
Tesla Model S charges itself with Plugless.
Video (below): Plugless Power’s wireless charging unit soon to arrive the BMW i3