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Slideshow: Wireless Charging Comes to Automobiles

Although a plug-in electric car has its advantages, some suppliers are betting that not all EV owners will want to plug in. Some, they say, will want to charge their cars wirelessly.

Today, the market for wireless car charging is small and moving slowly. A few manufacturers are working on internal projects, while others are talking with suppliers. Still, one study from RnRMarketResearch.com predicts rapid adoption of the technology, with total market size reaching $4.6 billion by 2019. "We're talking to a lot of auto manufacturers right now who are interested in the technology," Lacy Heiberger, marketing manager for Evatran, told Design News.

We've collected photos and graphics of some of the newest charging pads for electric vehicle batteries, along with a couple systems targeted at charging of consumer devices in the car. From suppliers large and small, we offer a peek at what's coming.

Click on the photo below to start the slideshow.

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