The new chargers will be available to LEAF and Volt owners starting in April 2013 and require installation of a home charging station and an adapter on the undercarriage of the car.
Evatran has signed an agreement with SPX Service Solutions to distribute and install Plugless Power wireless EV charging systems. The new chargers, which will be available to LEAF and Volt owners starting in April 2013, require the installation of a home charging station and an adapter on the undercarriage of the car.
"Our goal has always been to provide EV owners with a completely convenient, hassle-free charging experience," said Evatran CEO Rebecca Hough. "When we decided to launch an aftermarket product we knew we needed an equally convenient installation process for our customers. Service Solutions committing to in-home vehicle installation in parallel with station installation is a big win for us. Our customers can look forward to a quick, easy, well-managed installation process without leaving the comfort of their own homes."
Service Solutions has a network of 900 installation and service staff across the country, and has already distributed over 13,000 charging stations. The company will provide a site survey, and manage the permitting, electrical work, and installation process for the customer. Installing the unit in the vehicle is expected to take about 90 minutes.
"Our EV charging programs are all about choice for the consumer. We've seen strong interest in the market for a wireless charging solution and we are pleased to add Plugless Power as an option within our portfolio of products. Evatran has the right approach to the market with an aftermarket strategy, and we feel that this partnership allows us to combine our 100 years of automotive service experience with our strong charging infrastructure business," said Service Solutions VP Kevin Mull.