Tesla Motors Inc Model S owners are about to get something Google is only dreaming about. Earlier in February, Alphabet’s Google self-driving car project was in the news after a report by IEEE Spectrum holds that Alphabet is now testing a way to recharge the batteries of its self-driving cars without plugging them into a power outlet. While Google is testing wireless charging, Tesla owners are buying it.
Evantran reduces load for Tesla superchargers
AutoBlog reports that Evantran has started taking pre-orders for an inductive charging pad for the RWD Model S, which is the most-popular version of the Model S on the market. Evatran is the brain behind Plugless Power that provides a wireless charging system for EVs. The firm notes that it has provided more than “450,000+ charging hours to everyday EV owners across the USA and Canada”.
Plugless Power for Model S eliminates the need to plug your car into home charging system or the need to drive your Tesla to a supercharger to juice up the ride. Tesla Motors has done a great job at dispelling rate anxiety on electric cars with its home charging system and a vibrant network of Superchargers. Now, Plugless Power provides Tesla Motors drivers with another stress-free way to charge their EVs and Google has one less thing to brag about because inductive charging is coming to Tesla’s ahead of Google’s Robocars.
With Plugless Power, you don’t need to worry about forgetting to plug in a charger because the battery starts charging automatically when you park the car. The Plugless Power system provides 20 miles of range for very hour your car is charging and it goes from empty charge to full charge in 8 hours on the Model S 60 – you’ll get a full charge in 10 hours from the Model S70. Plugless Power for Tesla Model S is not yet on the market but a pre-order deposit will only set you back $244.
Tesla Motors takes direct sales battle to Connecticut
Tesla Motors has opened up new markets with its electric vehicles but the firm is still finding it hard to sell its cars in some states in the U.S. Automobile dealerships and traditional automakers have colluded to lobby against Tesla’s direct sales model and sadly, they have recorded “success” in blocking Tesla in some states. Last Month, the Federal Trade Commission decided to look into the matter as Tesla and some state legislatures continue to battle it out in the court of public opinion.
However, Tesla Motors might be yet win the battle in Connecticut as Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff has proposed legislation that would allow the firm to sell its cars directly to consumers in the state. The bill seeks to allow automakers (read Tesla) open up to three stores in the state. Duff notes that allowing direct sales of EVs in the state could help the state generate more in tax revenue. In his words, “We know that consumers have choices, and if they don’t have those choices in Connecticut, they’ll make that choice in another state,”