Learn more about the Apollo Launch Program, the world’s first wireless electric vehicle charging trial
Evatran has signed contracts with five high-profile commercial participants to outfit their Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf models with pre-production Plugless Power wireless charging systems. The product trial, termed the Apollo Launch Program, aims to drive electric vehicle adoption across the United States through the launch of a convenient charging system for electric vehicles that removes the traditional hassles of plug-in cars. This trial, the first of its kind in the world, will help to establish the United States as the EV market leader.
Building on Evatran’s first product trials around its Headquarters in Wytheville, Virginia and its prototype installation at Google’s Mountain View campus in early 2011, this Program will follow market leaders from five industry segments as they trial Plugless Power systems on their own Volt and Leaf vehicles. Participants range from car rental agencies to corporate campuses to utility providers and installations will occur in locations across the United States. Participants will be asked to provide feedback on daily usage routines, user interfaces, and any additional functionality needed. This Program will culminate in a body of feedback for Evatran to incorporate into the production design of its aftermarket product line, launching towards the end of 2012.
Announcements regarding the participants of the Apollo Launch Program are planned for early January with installations beginning in February 2012. A second phase of the Program is planned for the third quarter of 2012 to include additional participants across the country. Check out our participants here.