If the proliferation of the same technology in cell phones is any indication, until there is a common standard, it is unlikely that there would be widespread adoption. Inductive charging is much more useful for public charging, IMHO, by eliminating the plug and cable, but until you can charge your car at an inductive charger, irrespective of who made made the charger (like we can do now with j1772), the adoption rate will be very slow.Does anyone know if our Karmas can be outfitted with something that would allow us to take advantage of all this wireless charging technology being developed?
The larger inductive charging systems use resonant coupling to increase efficiency and transmission distance, which also significantly reduces the smount of magnetic energy that escapes the interface.You need to understand that inductive charging means creating a magnetic field in the vicinity of the battery with enough inductive force to make electrons flow. You get that a cell phone battery is only 140Wh (watt hours) battery, and our Karma batteries are 21KWh (KILOWatt hours) batteries. That's 21000Wh. Assuming that they both charge in around 5 hours ... That'd be a magnetic field 1500 times stronger -- I'm not an expert, but I'd have to picture every iron/steal object in your garage flying off the walls and into your car. Something that would make a MRI look like a toy.
@PowerSource -- it's probably best that you weigh in here.