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Tesla Model S Wireless Charger Costs $3,290

Remember the Evatran Group? Yes, that company we first talked about back in 2009. Better known for its Plugless Power arm, Evatran has made a name for itself with its wireless charging system for popular eco cars such as the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, and Cadillac ELR.
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OK, the Volt in a fancy suit isn't that popular, I admit. Now, though, the hands-free charging system is available for the Tesla Model S. Including the shipping and the cost of installing the vehicle adapter, Plugless for the Tesla Model S costs $3,290.

Bear in mind that shipments of the wireless charger for rear-wheel-drive Tesla Model S vehicles will begin in late May 2016. Customers who want Plugless Power for the all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S will get it in the latter half of 2016. The 7.2 kW charger offers about 20 miles of range for every hour of charging.

Overnight charging will provide 200 miles of range, which isn’t bad provided that you don’t travel more than 200 miles per day. Most Model S owners don’t. According to the company, Plugless requires a 208/240 volt, 50 amp, 2-pole, dedicated circuit rated for continuous duty. In other words, nothing fancy.

Plugless can also be installed using a NEMA 14-50 outlet or it can be directly hardwired. The vehicle adapter that’s installed using existing mounting locations at the front of the rear-wheel-drive Tesla Model S weighs approximately 35 pounds (15.87 kilograms), accounting for less than 1 percent of a Model S 60's weight.

Plugless for the Tesla Model S comes with a 3-year warranty and a 45-day Any Reason Return Period after installation. More information on the wireless charging solution from Plugless Power can be found here.

Plugless isn’t yet available for other Tesla vehicles, as in for the Model X, Model 3 or Roadster. "Our engineers are hard at work to bring Plugless to all Tesla models,"  the Richmond, Virginia-based company has commented. You can have your say regarding which model should go Plugless next by accessing this link.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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