HaloIPT recently demonstrated how their inductive power transfer technology can be used to charge electric vehicles wirelessly.
The company fitted Citroen electric cars with receiver pads on the underside of the car, which allows the battery to be charged wirelessly. Currently electic cars such as the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi I-MiEV require an electric cable to be connected from a socket on the side of the car to street-side power station or electrical socket at home. ITP technology uses inductive charging through electrical pads buried under the asphalt on the road. Not only making them invisible, but protecting them from the weather.
According to HaloIPT a commercial scale demo of their IPT technology is expected in 2012.