The City of Sacremento Brings Evatran's Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Trial to the West Coast

  The City of Sacremento Brings Evatran's Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
                           Trial to the West Coast

California-based partner joins existing West-Coast partner Google in testing
Plugless Power™ wireless charging technology on electric vehicles

PR Newswire

WYTHEVILLE, Va., Dec. 17, 2012

WYTHEVILLE, Va., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Evatran™, the developer of
Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle charging technology, announced today
that the City of Sacramento has joined its Apollo Trial Program to test
wireless charging technology onits own electric vehicles (EVs). Sacramento
will round out the previously announced list of Apollo participants including
industry leaders such as Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, Duke Energy,
Google, DTE Energy, and The Hertz Corporation.

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The Plugless Power technology, based on the 100 year old principle of magnetic
induction, was developed to allow electric vehicle drivers to avoid the
repetitive process of physically plugging-in and unplugging their EVs on a
daily basis. Previous trial participants have commented on the convenience of
the wireless charging system and the effortless lifestyle it affords an EV

The Apollo participants will be trialing the second generation of Evatran's
technology, improved through the first phase of the Program, launched in March
2012 with Google, Hertz, Duke Energy, Clemson University, and the Los Angeles
Department of Water and Power (LADWP). 

"We are deeply committed to creating a sustainable city," said John Shirey,
Sacramento City Manager. "We made considerable strides over the years making
aspects of our vehicle fleet, our city-owned buildings, parking garages, and
street lights eco-friendly. With this partnership and pilot program, we have
the ability to go even further with incorporating green practices that make
good sense. In the end, we as a City are setting the example of reducing our
carbon footprint."

"This second phase of the Program," commented Rebecca Hough, Evatran's Chief
Executive Officer and co-founder, "is aimed at confirming our production
design is ready for release to individual electric vehicle owners. The first
phase of the Program guided us towards the optimal design for user interface,
communication speed, industrial design, and parking guidance. For the second
phase, we've focused on getting a diverse collection of installation locations
– from Detroit to Southern California to the Southeast – to insure we're ready
to launch the product on a nationwide scale."

The announced installations in the second phase of the program include:

  oFour stations installed on Nissan LEAFs and Chevrolet Volts in California
    from the City of Sacramento and LADWP to Google in Silicon Valley
  oFour stations installed in cold-weather climates like Detroit with Apollo
    partners Bosch Automotive Service Solutions and DTE Energy on Chevrolet
  oFive stations installed on Chevy Volts and Nissan LEAF in the Southeast
    with City of Raleigh, Duke Energy in Charlotte, and Clemson University in
    South Carolina
  oOne station installed in the Northeast at The Hertz Corporation
  oOne station installed in D.C. with the Electric Drive Transportation

Evatran plans to have over twenty installations as part of the Apollo Trial
Program. The partners will trial the second generation systems for three
months and then Evatran will release the product to individual EV owners
across the country.

For more information on Plugless Power or the Apollo Program visit:

About Evatran
Plugless Power™, developed by Evatran™, is the first electric vehicle (EV)
charging system on the market to offer customers a simple way to charge their
EVs with the ease of wireless technology. In addition to aftermarket
distribution, Evatran is currently working with automotive manufacturers to
integrate the Plugless Power technology into mass-market EVs. The Company has
signed installation and distribution agreements with Bosch Automotive Service
Solutions and Sears Home Services to support the installation of Plugless
Power systems nationwide. The Apollo Launch Program, an initiative started by
Evatran in 2012, follows industry leaders Duke Energy, Clemson University,
LADWP, Google, the City of Sacramento, EDTA, DTE Energy, the City of Raleigh
and Hertz, as they trial the Plugless Power technology on their own EVs. To
learn more about Plugless Power or to reserve a wireless charging system for
your own EV, visit

Rebecca Hough

SOURCE Evatran

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