Wireless Charging Technology Being Tested for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Vehicles

Toyota is currently testing a new wireless charging system for plug-in hybrids and electric cars in three homes in Japan. The system is comprised of a unique electromagnetic coil set that is in the ground and uses inductive battery charging methods that could eliminate the use of wires and plugs.

The transmitting coil located in the ground and the receiving coil in the car is able to transmit electricity to charge the battery pack. Through tests, Toyota says the system is able to fully charge a battery pack in 90 minutes and has taken steps to minimize EMI from other electronic equipment.

Read more about the testing occurring on this new wireless charging system.