BMW working on wireless charging
BMW is working on a new wireless charging technology, allowing drivers to chargeelectric vehicles without the need for any cables.Currently in development as part of a joint venture project with Daimler, the technology means that charging BMW’s own i8 sports car can be completed in under two hours.
BMW says the system, which combines two coils – one inside the car and one embedded into the ground alongside a base plate – is up to 90 per cent efficient and can transfer electricity at a rate of 3.6kW. The current is transferred via an alternating magnetic field.
BMW is a member of Electric Mobility Canada.