California based electric vehicles manufacturer, Tesla Motors Inc, currently sells a range of EVs, including its high performance Model S. The top of the range Model S has a 0 – 60 MPH time of just 2.8 seconds, making it faster than the vast majority of high performance cars.
The Model S also features Tesla’s autopilot system, which has caused controversy in recent months, after a number of crashes have occurred while Tesla cars have been in autopilot mode. A Model S EV crashed earlier this year (while it was in autopilot mode), in May 2016, resulting in the death of the driver.
According to an article published on Auto Blog on the 19/08/2016, an aftermarket tuning company, called Evatran, is set to release a new piece of technology in the coming weeks. The technology will allow drivers (of Tesla Motors Inc’s Model S) to charge their vehicle wirelessly.
The post provides more details on the technology, reading “The driver can merely park the car over the top of the Plugless Power floor module, and exit the vehicle. The floor-mounted module and the 35-pound adapter mounted underneath the car does all the work. The system supplies 7.2 kilowatts, so it provides about 20 miles of driving range per hour. This is an unofficial aftermarket add-on, but Tesla has also tested a prototype of a robotic charging arm (or “solid metal snake,” as it’s been dubbed) that does the same function with far more drama.”
It should be noted that this new piece of technology will only be available for rear wheel drive versions of the Model S.
As the NASDAQ closed on the 19/08/2016, a share in Tesla Motors Inc was up by 0.67% (or $1.49), trading at $225. Tesla currently has a market cap of $33.5 billion. The car maker opened its new Gigafactory based in Reno, Nevada last month, on the 31/07/2016.