Bavarian Motor Works wants to give you a truly disconnected (un-wired) eco-drive behind the wheels of their electric powered vehicles. BMW is said to be prepping up to release a wireless charging pad for recharging your electric car.
Yes, BMW electric vehicles are about to have a charging mat like those you use on your wireless charging smartphones. Although wireless charging is not a new concept, but, if BMW pulls it off, it will be the first time to be used on a car.
The car manufacturer intends to release a big charging pad for the 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid. The pad will connect to your typical 220-volt power outlet, and the vehicle using its sensor will direct you where to steer for optimum charging to take place.
How long will it take to charge?
BMW says you will only need 3.5 hours at 3.2kW of power to fully charge the 9.4kWh battery in the 530e. That’s just about the same recharge time you get when you plug the car into the power outlet using the cord.
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