A day in Aichi, where a plugless plug-in is upstaged by a powder-blue power monster

Tamura IS F - Picture courtesy Bertel Schmitt

Today, I went all the way to Toyota City, to witness (as the only foreign correspondent, as far as I could tell) the start of the verification testing of Toyota’s wireless charging system. The technology has been around for a while, nearly 200 years to be not quite exact, because this is how long we know how a transformer works.  Wireless charging works just like a transformer. Current that flows through one coil induces current in another coil.  With this invention, you will be able to charge your plug-in without plugging in.

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