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

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

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:

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