Plugless Power(TM) Launch Event Scheduled for February 23 in Richmond, Virginia
MORRISVILLE, N.C., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Evatran(TM), the developer of Plugless Power wireless recharging equipment for electric vehicles, will host a Launch Event for its Apollo Program February 23 to increase awareness and demonstrate the capabilities of wireless charging for electric vehicles. Hosted by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, the event will be held at 1111 East Broad Street from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Apollo Launch Program is an initiative started by Evatran to increase awareness of wireless charging technology. Through partnership with five electric vehicle industry leaders including Duke Energy, Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), and Hertz, the Program follows participants as they trial wireless charging technology on their own electric vehicles. Participants will test the wireless technology at their locations across the country for three months and provide feedback to Evatran. Installations focus on commercial partners who have the Nissan LEAF or Chevrolet Volt in their fleets. Evatran is working with Yazaki North America(TM), a Tier 1 automotive supplier, to develop the prototypes for the trial.
The event will include comments from the Governor, announcement of the final set of Apollo Program participants, and a demonstration of the wireless charging technology on a Nissan LEAF. Attendees will also have the opportunity to test drive electric vehicles.
Thomas Hough, chief executive officer of Evatran, commented, “This is an important moment in time for the electric vehicle. We believe that the widespread adoption of these cars requires enabling technologies, like Plugless Power, to come to market.” He continued, “Bringing these technologies to all electric vehicle owners, however, requires industry leaders to step forward to trial prototypes – we are excited to celebrate the involvement of these partners during our Apollo Launch Event.”
Evatran welcomes all attendees and encourages RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org. The inclement weather location for the event will be just inside the building at the same address. Visit the company’s website for additional details.
Plugless Power(TM), developed by Evatran(TM), is the first electric vehicle (EV) charging system on the market to offer customers a simple way to charge their EVs with the ease of wireless technology. In addition to aftermarket distribution, Evatran is currently working with automotive manufacturers to integrate the Plugless Power technology into mass-market EVs and signed a Joint Development Agreement with Yazaki North America, a major Tier 1 automotive supplier in May 2011. The company signed an installation agreement with Sears Home Services in December 2011 to support the installation of Plugless Power systems nationwide. The Apollo Launch Program, an initiative started by Evatran in 2012, follows industry leaders such as Duke Energy, Clemson University, and Hertz, as they trial the Plugless Power technology on their own EVs. To learn more about Plugless Power or to reserve a wireless charging system for your own EV, visit www.pluglesspower.com.