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How Wireless Charging For Electric Vehicles Is Made Possible

Electric vehicles are some of the most sought-after products in the consumer automobile market, and for good reason. Electric-powered vehicles may have a higher up-front cost, but they both reduce the pollution each automobile produces and also allow drivers more convenient fuel methods. Instead of going from gas station to gas station and watching gas prices go up forever, drivers can simply plug their car in at home. However, this charging once needed to be done solely through a socket or wall plug. Fortunately, this isn't the case anymore.

New Technology

Recently, wireless charging has been developed for electric vehicles and their owners. These wireless chargers charge your car through the use of electrically charged pads, much like a wireless charging pad for a phone or tablet. Essentially, magnetically charged copper coils allow electrical charges to travel from the pad to the vehicle, device, or anything else that needs charging. These coils can transfer more energy the larger they are, meaning that wireless car charges may have coils several times the size of a phone charger. However, this technology was originally very inefficient — 60% of the energy transferred to the pad would be lost on its way to the car. Now, new technology allows for more efficient charging.

Better Charging

Wireless charging of electric vehicles now has an efficiency rate of 90%, and it charges faster than a regular plug. Wireless pads can transport more electricity at a time than a simple wall socket, allowing for more power to be transferred at once. Wireless chargers may be less efficient than a plug in terms of energy usage, but the ability to charge your vehicle faster may make them more than worth it. Currently, it can take up to eight hours to fully charge the average electric vehicle. This may be more convenient than paying for gas, but it's not as convenient as it could be.

More Convenience

The ability of current wireless chargers to power electric vehicles makes hybrid or full-electric cars even more convenient. Rather than waiting eight hours to charge your car from your garage or trying to install your own wall-mounted charger, you can buy a charging pad instead. It will charge your car faster without the need for outside charging stations, low-speed plugs, or complicated wall chargers. These factors — efficiency, speed, at-home charging — allow for a greater amount of convenience for the average electric vehicle driver.

If you are interested in wireless charging for electric vehicles, contact a supplier.