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Sunday July 13, 2014

BMW and Daimler Working on Wireless Charging for EVs

The next logical step for electric vehicles is being explored by two German auto manufacturers. BMW and Daimler are jointly developing a drive-over wireless charging system for electric vehicles. Maintenance is already simplicity personified on electric vehicles and removing the last vestige of manual power charging may be the added incentive to entice future buyers.

BMW and Daimler’s charging tech works in the same way wireless cell phone chargers do, just on a larger scale. An alternating magnetic field transmits energy between two sets of coils: one mounted onto the car’s parking area (usually a garage floor), and a secondary coil on the vehicle itself.