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Wireless charging for EVs has long been sought after. A group at Stanford University is trying to finally achieve that goal. Right now, wireless charging is a pretty limited technology. A few modern vehicles offer wireless smartphone charging, but the range is limited – the phone must be placed in a certain spot. Wireless charging […]

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Qualcomm is preparing to bring more wireless electric charging to the U.S. next year tied to the launch of the refreshed Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid sedan. Mercedes-Benz says S550e drivers can park over a charging pad and the process will begin automatically. Wireless charging means they can just “park it and charge it,” says the […]

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An electric bus demonstration project in Israel may show the feasibility of adopting wireless charging technology in other countries and vehicle types, including cars consumers may one day buy. The Israeli government is working with ElectRoad, a local wireless charging technology company, to develop technology that can charge buses while in motion. The test demonstration […]

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For some people, plugging an electric car in for charging can be a pain. You have to find a plug-in charger if you’re out and about or don’t have/can’t install one at home. You have to remember to actually plug it in when you do find a charger, and while it only takes a second, […]

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Automakers are taking wireless charging very seriously, according to suppliers of the emerging technology. Wireless charging is on the verge of deployment with Mercedes-Benz preparing to make it available next year for the refreshed S500e plug-in hybrid sedan. Municipal bus districts are testing it out. BMW, working in partnership with Mercedes-Benz, is working on a […]

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Arriving next summer, a refreshed 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 550e will be available with wireless battery charging. The technology being used works on a principal similar to wirelessly charging cell phones, and requires no cords or plugs to handle. British publication, Autocar, reported that the induction charging system will consist of two coils: one placed on […]

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Wireless charging for EVs has been in the works for a while now, and a demonstration done last week at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) shows just how close it is to being ready for the market. During the demonstration, a 20-kilowatt wireless charging system achieved 90-percent efficiency while charging at three times the […]

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Hyundai–Kia is developing a system to allow its EV to charge wirelessly. The Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center along with wireless power company Mojo Mobility, Inc., have been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies program to research and develop a wireless charging system. Mojo Mobility has already done research in this field […]

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This week at the International Consumer Electronics Show, BMW will demonstrate a new wireless charging system on a BMW i8. Last summer, BMW and Daimler announced that the companies were collaborating to develop a system that can recharge batteries on electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids without cords. Mercedes-Benz also said in August it would begin […]

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A wirelessly charged electric hybrid city bus will soon be cruising the streets of Södertälje, Sweden thanks to vehicle manufacturing company Scania’s sustainable vehicle technology research project. Scania, which has been researching electrification technologies that could supplant or supplement combustion engines, is partnering with the Royal Institute of Technology to test its wirelessly charged electric […]

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