Evatran's Plugless Power Station Will Wirelessly Charge Electric Cars

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Evatran's Plugless Power Station hopes to juice electric cars by sending charges wirelessly. Pull up, park and its power station will handle the rest. No plugging in necessary.

The whole system works by attaching an adapter (about the size of a shoebox) to the car and having it come really close—two inches close—to the power station's parking block (presumably, in your garage). Basically, you'll have to become a master of inching your car up to the exact spot to get the invisible juices flowing.

Sadly, the Plugless Power Station isn't exactly 100% effective (it's currently at only 80% efficiency and hopes to be 90% effective on launch). So in a way, it's a little counterproductive to an electric car's purpose. But hey, it's no wires! Evatran hopes to release the Plugless Power Station by April 2011. [AutoBlog via Fast Company]

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Do electric cars use their own motion to recharge themselves a bit or would that be counter productive?

And more on topic, use this technology on all roads! I will road trip everywhere!

Another side note question: Are the real charging stations at gas stations and such going to require payment to use?