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Raleigh Pilots Wireless Charging For Electric Cars

The City of Raleigh will be one of the first US cities to try out new wireless technology for electric vehicles.   

Just like everything else – even electric vehicle charging stations are going wireless. 

Evatran Video:  Unleash your EV. To learn more, visit Plug-less Power dot com.

That’s a video on YouTube about Evatran – a start-up company based in the Research Triangle region that's installed six prototype wireless charging systems so far.   Companies like Google, Hertz and Duke Energy have already tried it out.  Raleigh will be the first municipality to participate in the program.  Evatran says electric vehicle owners have struggled with charge cords or the “leash,” as they call it.  The Plug-less Power units will soon be installed in three municipal parking lots in Raleigh.

Leoneda Inge is WUNC’s race and southern culture reporter, the first public radio journalist in the South to hold such a position. She also is co-host of the podcast Tested and host of the special podcast series, PAULI. Leoneda is the recipient of numerous awards from AP, RTDNA and NABJ. She’s been a reporting fellow in Berlin and Tokyo. You can follow her on Twitter @LeonedaInge.
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