Google has installed wireless charging for EVs, Plugless Power from Evatran. Cool.
Think this is new stuff? Think again. Inductive charging has been around for a while, (my toothbrush has it), but the real irony is that GM had it for the EV1, using a paddle affair that stuck into a slot. Check out this story on HowStuffWorks. Now, they didn’t take it to the place Evatran did- that is, to a drive-in proximity charging station you don’t have to touch, but still. In 2002 they dropped the project… telling me that it really must be a great idea. If GM dropped it. Get it? (…laughing to keep from crying.)
Here’s a nice little video showing how the (new) system works.