Raising the Bar – World’s First Wirelessly Powered Tesla Car (video)
It’s been more than 100 years since Nikola Tesla first began playing around with wireless power, and today at CES, Tesla would be proud, as Fulton Innovation unveiled the world’s first wirelessly powered Tesla car.
Fulton is using an electric vehicle to showcase eCoupled’s advanced wireless charging capabilities for large and high-powered devices.
As you can see in the video, the car will be charged without the use of wires, simply by parking the car over an eCoupled-enabled pad on the ground. An accompanying iPhone application monitors the progress of the vehicle’s charging, and can also provide parking garage and fleet operators with a convenient way of monitoring and price-charging vehicles using their charge locations.
We’re getting one step closer to the end of plugging in. Imagine a future of roads, paved with wireless technology.
Check out Fulton’s booth at CES 2011, as they will be providing a glimpse into the future of wireless charging capabilities with more than 20 demonstrations of wireless power integration in various industries, including automotive, consumer electronics, home interiors, packaging, and point-of-sale.