Wireless Car Charging Is Coming To Teslas, Company Confirms
Wirelessly charging your phone is pretty cool, but it is nowhere near as cool as wirelessly charging your EV.
Unfortunately, that isn’t something that you can do right now, but it will be eventually — and Tesla says that it’s working on making it a reality.
We’ve been hearing rumors of Tesla’s interest in wireless car charging for a while now, and the company teased a wireless charging station for the home earlier this year. Tesla even bought a company that focused on building wireless charging before selling it back after integrating some of its staff within the company. Now, Tesla has confirmed that it is indeed keen to make wireless charging a reality.
In an interview with car fan Jay Leno discussing the Cybertruck, Tesla chief designer Franz von Holzhausen confirmed that the company is indeed working on wireless charging.
We are working on inductive charging. You don’t even need to plug anything in at that point. You just drive over the pad in your garage and you start charging.
There were no more details shared, so we still don’t know when this could happen or if people will need a new car for it to work — could some sort of aftermarket retrofit be possible? Whatever’s happening, we can expect a slower charge than anything currently offered by a cable and that’s always going to be an issue for those who are yet to switch to an EV.