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This article was published on January 6, 2011

CES 2011: The World’s First Wirelessly Powered Tesla Car

CES 2011: The World’s First Wirelessly Powered Tesla Car
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

Over 100 years since Nikola Tesla first began playing around with wireless power, and I believe if he could see what I saw today he’d be clapping in his grave (although wondering why it took so damn long). Today at CES, Fulton Innovation unveiled the world’s first wirelessly powered Tesla car.

As you can see from the image below, the electric car is parked about 4″ over an eCoupled-enabled pad. Once the car is fully charged, it will run for 180 miles. The car’s charging status can be monitored by an iPhone app, of course.

“This is the first time in history that we’ve been able to wirelessly power a high-powered device,” said a rep at Fulton Innovation, the company behind the wireless technology.

We’re getting one step closer to the end of plugging in. Imagine a future of roads, paved with wireless technology. Imagine parking garages equipped to power entire fleets overnight. Imagine it in your own garage.

Watch a video of the car here: