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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,News | 2 Comments

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Daimler [1] is working hard to integrate wireless inductive charging [2] into their B-Class E-Cell plug-in hybrid, and they say they have nearly achieved success. Inductive charging [3] 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.

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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 [4], 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 [5] 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.

+ Daimler [1]

+ Conductix-Wampfler [5]

Via AutoBlog Green [6]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Daimler: http://www.daimler.com/brands-and-products

[2] wireless inductive charging: http://inhabitat.com/researchers-make-breakthrough-in-wireless-in-road-ev-charging/

[3] Inductive charging: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inductive_charging

[4] the whole home: http://inhabitat.com/toyota-and-witricity-to-develop-new-wireless-charging-tech-that-requires-no-contact/

[5] Conductix-Wampfler: http://www.conductix.com/index.cfm?lingua=EN

[6] AutoBlog Green: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/12/05/daimler-testing-b-class-e-cell-with-inductive-charging/

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