Evatran’s Plugless has been offering a wireless charging system for the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt since 2013. The company is now taking orders for a Model S version, for delivery in April.
At the moment, the system is only compatible with the rear-wheel-drive Model S, but the company says that a solution for the all-wheel-drive Model S should be available later this year.
Plugless’ inductive charging system consists of a ground-mounted charging pad, which requires a dedicated 50-amp circuit, and a vehicle-mounted unit that must be installed by a certified technician. The system charges at 7.2 kW, and the company says it offers the same charging time as a 7.2 kW Level 2 corded charger (about 20 miles of range per hour).
Plugless offers a 3-year warranty on its products, and also promises to cover any costs that may result if installing its system voids the Tesla warranty.
Plugless has not announced a price for its Model S product. Its system for the Nissan LEAF costs $1,540.