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There’s a plug-free way to fill the world with electric vehicles


An engineer holding a smartphone device displaying the Hevo Inc app to charge electric vehicles with wireless technology at the company's power facility in Brooklyn, New York. The wireless-charging startup aims to overturn the burgeoning industry that's busy building out a global infrastructure to provide power to electric cars through public plugs. — Bloomberg

An engineer holding a smartphone device displaying the Hevo Inc app to charge electric vehicles with wireless technology at the company's power facility in Brooklyn, New York. The wireless-charging startup aims to overturn the burgeoning industry that's busy building out a global infrastructure to provide power to electric cars through public plugs. — Bloomberg

Umer Anwer stops on the street near Tesla Inc’s Brooklyn showroom and grabs his smartphone. He’s looking for a spot to charge his electric car, and the Tesla charging plugs won’t work with the Nissan Leaf he’s driving. In fact, he would prefer not to bother with a plug at all. 

Hevo Inc, the wireless-charging startup where Anwer is chief technology officer, aims to overturn the burgeoning industry that’s busy building out a global infrastructure to provide power to electric cars through public plugs. There were about 582,000 public charging outlets worldwide at the end of 2017, according to a recent report by Bloomberg NEF, and that number is forecast to grow by nearly 30% this year. Virtually every one of these charging locations uses plugs. 

   

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