BMW has just launched wireless charging for its plug-in hybrids. Developed by the brand’s i Division, the Wireless Charging system uses inductive charging through electromagnetic fields to charge a high-voltage in-vehicle battery without cables. Power comes from the “GroundPad” which can be placed anywhere the vehicle owner will use it—in a garage, a driveway, or corporate parking space. It is weatherproof and works in all kinds of temps and conditions. This technology is available now for orders of the forthcoming 530e iPerformance model, with a full roll-out coming to the U.S. later in 2018.
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