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Could wireless charging be the key to boosting the popularity of electric cars?

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As the name suggests, wireless charging allows current to pass to a battery without a physical connection; the technology is already appearing in smartphones and other mobile devices and there are great hopes that it will offer a boost to consumers' adoption of electric cars. 

Carmakers are searching for ways of addressing customers' fears over electric vehicle range anxiety. ©-Markus- /Shutterstock.com

Pike Research estimates that sales of wireless charging systems for electric vehicles could surpass 280,000 by 2020 as carmakers look for ways of addressing customers' fears over electric vehicle range anxiety -- that is, running out of power and being stranded miles away from their destination.

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