DETROIT -- Delphi Automotive has signed an agreement with WiTricity Corp. of Watertown, Mass. to develop wireless charging systems for plug-in hybrids and electric cars.
Delphi to produce electric charging systems
The charging stations will not use plugs or electric cords to provide a connection with the car's batteries. Instead, drivers will park their vehicles over a wireless energy source embedded in a paved parking spot or on the garage floor.
WiTricity says its wireless system already can recharge an electric car at the same rate as most residential plug-in chargers. WiTricity's charging system uses magnetism to transfer energy without wires. It produces wireless charging systems for consumer electronics, medical, military and industrial devices.
Delphi, of suburban Detroit, also produces portable EV chargers that can be stored in the trunk of the electric car. The system can be plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet.
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