Tesla’s Investor Day teased something we’ve never seen before—wireless charging for the corporate’s vehicles.
In the course of the Charging segment of the presentation with Rebecca Tinucci, Senior Director of Charging Infrastructure. Near the top of her presentation, she pulled a Steve Jobs “another thing” thing moment, showing a slide that said “Can’t Forget To Do Cool [Shit]”.
“Yes we’ve got to scale our infrastructure, and yes we wish to power it via renewable sources, but we’re Tesla, so we also wish to make sure that that we’re continuing to concentrate on providing really incredible charging experiences,” said Tinucci, without saying anything more.
The keynote slide deck then showed two images. One is a render of a Tesla Diner that’s slated to debut in Hollywood, California, set to feature two levels and a drive-in movie theatre. We’ve seen the plans however the render of the diner hasn’t been shown before:
The second image shows a Model S parked in a garage with a brand new Tesla Wall Charger on the wall, while underneath the sedan is what appears to be a wireless charging mat. Here’s a higher-resolution image because of Tesla’s Investor Day keynote PDF:
It’s unclear if and when Tesla will debut wireless charging for vehicles. Wireless charging adds convenience but will likely increase the fee of a Tesla and in addition include added costs for a wireless charging pad. Also there are issues getting 100% efficiency with wireless charging. You may read more about wireless charging summarized for EVs in this text from Green Automobile Reports.