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“We landed a big fish, about as big as it gets,” said Eric Giler, the CEO of wireless EV charging company WiTricity. In addition to Toyota, the company is also the wireless provider for the Infiniti version of the [Nissan] LEAF, the LE.

Imagine driving your car into the garage and having it instantly start “refuelingwithout your having to do a thing. Now consider the possibility of, instead of plugging in your smartphone to recharge it, simply dropping it on a pad. That’s the promise of wireless charging, which is finally getting commercialized.

charge:充電
land:釣上(魚)
EV:電動車(electronic vehicle)
electronic:電子的、電子操控的
vehicle:交通工具、車子
provider:供應者
garage:車房、車庫
instantly:立即、馬上
refueling:補給燃料
recharge:再充電於
commercialize:使商業化、使商品化
commercial:商業的

Flexibility

According to Giler, Toyota will begin working on installing WiTricity wireless charging into its cars next year. WiTricity’s approach is magnetic resonance, Giler explained. Its biggest advantage is not needing precise alignment between the transmitter on the ground and the receiver on the car. That’s a big advantage for carmakers, who have been exploring [ways] to ensure that drivers can line up with the pads.

“If you can park without hitting the garage doors, you’re going to get a charge with our system,” Giler said. “You have a lot of flexibility, both in the sideways direction and also vertically.”

flexibility:易曲性、適應性、彈性
magnetic resonance:磁共振
magnetic resonance coupling:碰共振原理(MRC)
advantage:優勢、有利條件
precise:精確的
alignment:調校
transmitter:發射器、發報器
trans-:越過
transmission:傳輸、傳動
ensure:確保
line up:排隊、安排
sideway:橫向
vertically:立式地、垂直地
vert:轉變方向


文法:
without … having to do a thing = without needing you to do anything
(不必做任何事、什麼事都不必做)

特別補充:
picture this …
:在自己腦海裡建構一個畫面
horizontally:橫地、水平地
electronic drum:電子鼓
electronic news:電子報
electronic music:電子音樂

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