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  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014


    How the World's Fastest Electric Car Is Pushing Wireless Charging Tech

    Victoria Turk, August 28, 2014 (MotherBoard)

    “With the first ever season of Formula E revving up in China next month, it's clear there’s more to electric cars than Tesla…[Traditional race cars] don’t have anything on the speed of Drayson Racing Technology's Lola B12 69/EV, which [smashed the land speed record for lightweight electric cars last year with a top speed around 205 miles per hour, which is a damn sight faster than top Formula E car speeds of around 140mph…[It also uses the kind of power technologies that could one day have applications off the track too—like charging your phone wirelessly…[O]ne of the major breakthroughs in developing the car was wireless power transfer—recharging the car without a cable. To get the land speed record you have to do two runs (one in each direction to cancel out the effects of wind) within an hour, and wireless charging helped juice it up quickly in between…The team developed a charging system with Qualcomm that gets 20 kilowatts into the car with no contact…The system works via a pad on the floor that transfers charge to a receiving unit in the car parked over it…” click here for more


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