Infiniti says it will introduce an electric vehicle in 2014 that has cordless charging capabilities.
The Infiniti LE, which will be Infiniti’s first all-electric vehicle, will have a 24-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that can be recharged while it sits on an induction charger, or it can be plugged into a traditional charging station, the automaker says. The charging mat is placed on the garage floor and is meant for home charging stations. The charging port is for use at public charging stations.
To access the cordless charging, all you will have to do is to push a button that will help to park the vehicle so it connects properly with the mat’s charging component, which uses the same kind of technology that the charging pads for electronic devices use.
Infiniti hasn’t released any other information about the Infiniti LE, so it’s unclear how much the vehicle costs or how long it will take to charge the vehicle fully.
Infiniti introduced a prototype of its Infiniti LE electric vehicle Aug. 19, 2012, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California.