Tesla does not yet have a solution for wireless charging, but the aftermarket has stepped up and provided one in the interim. Evatran, the company behind Plugless Power, promises to deliver a wireless charger for theelectric sedan, with initial shipments starting in April.
The system relies on two major components -- the pad and the vehicle adapter. The pad can be wired into a 50-amp circuit near your parking space, and while a certified technician must install the car's adapter, that cost is baked into the charger's price.
Once everything's hooked up, you'll only need to park atop the pad to receive roughly 20 miles of charge per hour parked. Its 7.2-kW charger will require roughly 10 hours to fill the Model S' 70-kWh battery or 12 for the 85-kWh variant. It can be installed both indoors and outdoors, and it's capable of operating in temperatures ranging from 0 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.
At the moment, this solution will only work with the Model S. The company has not yet released full pricing information -- the site only mentions a $244 deposit for now. To give you an idea of how much it might cost, systems for other electric vehicles are available between $1,000 and $2,000. The company will start shipping rear-wheel-drive chargers in April, with systems for all-wheel-drive cars to follow thereafter.