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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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California-based global mobile and wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc. is investing in the UK to help spread its wireless EV charging technology. Qualcomm is investing in Chargemaster Plc, the UK’s largest manufacturer and operator of electric vehicle charging points. The move, which is seen as an acceleration of the planned UK development, production and deployment […]

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According to some in the industry, one of the next steps on the way to improve electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles is wireless charging. With this concept in mind, Daimler and BMW are jointly developing and implementing one common wireless charging technology. Wireless battery charging will make the handling of electric drive and plug-in […]

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Of the perhaps 10 companies working on wireless magnetic inductive electric vehicle charging, Momentum Dynamics says its technology has a few advantages and chief among these is simply that “it works.” The implication that it’s heads above all others is a bold one, but its CEO Andy Daga said it wasn’t the first to suggest […]

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EV speed record holder Lord Drayson is launching a company focusing on EV wireless charging. Drayson Wireless Limited is described by Lord Drayson as a groundbreaking new venture that will seek to commercialize wireless energy technology developed over a number of years at Imperial College London. Working closely with Imperial Innovations plc, Drayson Wireless said […]

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