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London To Trial Wireless Electric Car Charging in 2012

London city will soon see trials of the first wireless electric car charging systems that would make life a lot less cumbersome for electric car users.

According to c|net, telecom equipment maker Qualcomm has partnered with mayor of London and the Transport for London department to conduct the trials in early 2012.

Chargemaster, a company that provides electric car charging kits, has been commissioned to install electric car charging systems across London. Under the trial, more than 50 specially built electric cars, including several electric taxis provided by Addison Lee will be used.

"This wireless charging technology is a giant leap forward for the electric car industry and I am delighted that London businesses will be among the first to benefit from the trial," UK Prime Minister David Cameron said in a statement.

"Creative, high-tech advances such as this are extremely important as we work to rebalance our economy, and the decision to trial this at Tech City shows confidence in the UK as an ideal place for innovation and investment." he added.

According to TfL, the charging points are capable of fully charging an electric car in under four hours.