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In an ever changing world of technology one local company seems to be on the cutting edge when it comes to the future of electric cars.  WVVA got a sneak peak at Evatran's plans to change the face of transportation.  Obviously executives are keeping pretty light lipped when it comes to their plugless power prototype, but if the the electric car craze takes off, so will Evatran's product.

"What's fundamentally different about the new cars that are coming, is that they will get the majority or maybe even all of their fuel from the electrical grid," says Co-Founder of Evatran, Robert Atkins.

Currently like most products running off electricity, the electric cars depend on a power cord to recharge, well that got executives at Evatran thinking.

"The cords are going to get dirty and you're going to trip over them and you're going to get cut, there's just a hassle factor,"

And the prototype that this company is developing is aimed at getting rid of these pesky cords.

"We're coming up with a device that will allow you to just drive into a plugless power equipped spot, parking spot, and the system takes over, it charges your car," says Atkins.

So how does the plugless power product work and is it safe for consumers?

"It uses the principal of induction, which is what transformers use and that's kind of the expertise that we're leveraging, so it is completely sealed, there's no live wires, no electric conductors at all when you're using this," says Atkins.

Now Evatran's plans depend on the success of the electric car, but executives are very excited about what the electrification of transportation could mean for the country.

"It really looks like it could be a win, win, for everybody, the consumer wins, lower prices, the country wins, we get off of oil, at least we reduce our dependance on oil, and of course from a clean air stand point they emit nothing," says Atkins.

Evatran plans to unveil the plugless power prototype sometime this December and would eventually like to team up with a car manufacture to mass produce the product.  For more information visit www.evatran.com.

 

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