GFleet, the largest electric corporate car sharing program in the U.S., is trialing wireless charging
Multiple Google GFleet members will have access to the vehicle. GFleet members are a diverse group of sustainably-minded Google employees who commute to campus in alternative ways.
The car sharing program allows GFleet employees to use Google vehicles to travel off campus for meetings, to run errands, visit the doctor, etc. The Plugless Power equipped LEAF will be open for reservations as with Google’s other fleet electric vehicles.
The system will be installed in an outdoor, covered, EV restricted parking space on Google’s Mountain View, California campus.
2011 Nissan LEAF
EV leadership history
Since it’s inception, Google has been at the forefront of electric vehicle technology. It has been using electric low-speed vehicles around its Mountain View campus for years, has demonstrated plug-in hybrid vehicles since the inception of GFleet in 2007, and just recently added a number of electric vehicles to its employee car sharing program.
In their own words…
“We’re always interested in technologies that make the services we provide to employees easier to use. It’s our hope that providing wireless charging for our plug-in fleet, especially the pure EVs, will provide a simpler, more streamlined charging experience to our employees – and thus result in vehicles being charged more reliably. We also want to be able to provide wireless charging to employees with their own EVs once the technology has matured and is available as an option on new vehicles.” –Rolf Schreiber, Technical Program Manager – Electric Transportation Initiatives, Google
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