And it may be just over the horizon - or coming to a Mitsubishi i-Miev near you. Three leading companies in the field have joined together to develop a wireless system for electric vehicles (EVs).
WiTricity Corporation, IHI Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors have agreed to join forces to research and develop easily deployable EV wireless charging systems.
The plan to make the wireless technology readily compatible with electric grids will make life easier for EV users in the future.
The partnership structure of three major players in the wireless charging, electric infrastructure, and EV areas coming together will accelerate the popularisation of wireless charging systems for EVs.
The charging systems are usable "right out of the box" and can be develop for individuals, governments, and other entities including power companies in order to make it easier and quicker for them to roll out such systems.