BMW tests wireless charging for 530e electric carsAugust 21, 2019
A project to demonstrate an inductive charger was launched in the United States and 200 people who rented a hybrid sedan will take part in it.
The era of electrification of motor vehicles and motor vehicles is getting closer, and now a German company offers US residents to test their new development. Each of the participants will be able to rent a BMW 530e with a hybrid power plant, and special platforms with wireless charging will be equipped near their homes. If everything goes well, then they will appear not only in the United States, but also in Europe.
The system under test is the GroundPad and CarPad panels. The first is installed in a garage or in the yard, and the second with a connection to a set of lithium-ion batteries at the bottom of the machine.
Checking the monitor in the car, the driver places it above the GroundPad and clicks “Start”, after which charging starts. And after a complete replenishment of energy, the system will automatically turn off. It takes three and a half hours to fully charge a 9.2-kilowatt battery.
The only problem for those who are already dreaming of such a car and charging system – have to wait. So far, all this future is available only to owners of rented cars.
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