Although details are limited, the process apparently features inductive charging which is used on things like electric toothbrushes and the Palm Pre smartphone.

Nissan is reportedly developing a new wireless battery charging technology, which aims to make recharging electric vehicles faster and more convenient.

Although details are limited, the process apparently features inductive charging which is used on things like electric toothbrushes and the Palm Pre smartphone (with the optional wireless "Touchstone" charging base). The technology will likely debut, in some form, on the company's new global electric vehicle which is scheduled to be unveiled in concept form at Nissan's new headquarters in Yokohama, Japan on August 2.

Eventually, Nissan envisions the technology could be embedded in roads for wireless recharging while traveling.

As we have previously reported, Nissan's new electric vehicle will be a mid-size five door hatchback with unique styling. Powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery, the EV will feature twice the energy of a traditional "li-lo" battery while providing unparalleled performance and reliability. This should enable it to have a range of up to 100 miles and a top speed of 90 mph.

 

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