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Daimler Announces Plans for B-Class E-Cell Plug-in Hybrid With Inductive Charging
Posted By Laura K. Cowan On December 6, 2011 @ 8:28 am In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | 2 Comments
Daimler  is working hard to integrate wireless inductive charging  into their B-Class E-Cell plug-in hybrid, and they say they have nearly achieved success. Inductive charging  is a system by which a vehicle or other electronic device can be charged simply by being placed above or on a charging plate. The problem up till now has been that this system isn’t a very efficient way to charge a vehicle, but Daimler says they have achieved efficiencies of 90% already.
Other automakers like Nissan, Toyota, Volvo, and even Rolls-Royce are currently working on similar systems, and electronics companies are also investigating wireless charging devices for the whole home , so you wouldn’t even have to place your car or electronics on a charging pad in order to juice them up. Daimler is working with Conductix-Wampfler  and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety to complete its mission. Would you buy a hybrid or electric car that charged inductively? What about whole house wireless charging systems? Let us know your thoughts in comments.
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URLs in this post:
 Daimler: http://www.daimler.com/brands-and-products
 wireless inductive charging: http://inhabitat.com/researchers-make-breakthrough-in-wireless-in-road-ev-charging/
 Inductive charging: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inductive_charging
 the whole home: http://inhabitat.com/toyota-and-witricity-to-develop-new-wireless-charging-tech-that-requires-no-contact/
 Conductix-Wampfler: http://www.conductix.com/index.cfm?lingua=EN
 AutoBlog Green: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/12/05/daimler-testing-b-class-e-cell-with-inductive-charging/
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