Richmond, VA.-based manufacturer of the Plugless Power EV charging system, Evatran, has announced their wireless charging system can now be used on the Cadillac ELR extended-range EV. The system, which allows EV owners to simply park over top of a charging pad rather than get out of their vehicle to plug their car in, was introduced in early 2014 for use with the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf.
“The launch of the Cadillac ELR system is an important milestone for us,” said Evatran CEO Rebecca Hough. “Our intention has always been to make convenient wireless charging available to all electric vehicle drivers. Until now, we’ve focused on perfecting the system for LEAF and Volt drivers. It’s now time to shift our focus to expansion to more EV owners across the country and across the world.”
The Plugless Power system completely eliminates the plug-in process of charging up an EV. Evatran says it charges just as quickly as a conventional plug-in charging unit, and all vehicle applications such as the in-car charge timer can be used seamlessly with the system. Because it was already adapted for use on the Chevrolet Volt, we doubt it was very hard to make it work with the ELR, which uses the same Voltec powertrain.
Evatran says it was installed systems all over North America, from Montreal to Austin to Los Angeles. It is accepting orders for the ELR-compatible system immediately, with first deliveries happening before September 1.