​Electric vehicles (EVs) have been gaining in popularity in recent years, and alongside them charging stations are becoming more commonplace. The recent advent of wireless charging is adding to the convenience of these vehicles, removing the need to plug in, but the convenience comes with a cost. Wireless charging stations are only about 87% efficient and can be a source of energy waste in the home.

This report is produced by E Source and is made available to all NRECA members through our membership in E Source.

Value to Electric Cooperatives

Co-op staff can use this report to help their members decide whether or not to install a wireless EV charging station as opposed to a traditional plug-in station.

Audience

Communicators, EV program managers, marketing

Keywords

Energy Efficiency, EVs, waste energy, charging

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