While the world is running behind to get the vehicles electrified and reduce the emission with electric powered vehicles. The German Manufacturer, BWM has become the World’s first Car manufacturer to Introduce Wireless charging in an Electric Vehicle. The Wireless charging system to debut on the BMW 5 Series 530e iPerformance variant. The BMW 5 Series 530e can be charged wirelessly with the wireless charging unit named as Ground pad.
The Charging system location is guided by the BWM Wireless system which help to place the Car above the Ground pad. Once the Ignition is turned off the Ground pads starts charging the batteries with an estimated distance of eight meters. The Ground pad connects with the Cars charging point named Car Pad and then generated the electromagnetic field which is then the energy is transferred and stored to the main batteries. The empty batteries can be charged completely in three and a half hours. The power unit consists of 3.2 Kw charger.
BMW claims that the system is weather proof and damage proof which signifies the system can be installed outdoors as well. While you may run over it without any damage. The Ground Pad Wireless charging unit will be offered in lease. Germany would be the first to get the wireless charging system while the masses in USA, Japan, China and UK would be considered on later period.
The BMW 5 Series 530e iPerformance is a Plug-in Hybrid Car with BMW eDrive. The Core component of the Master piece consists of a 184bhp 4 Cylinder Petrol Engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology paired with a 113hp electric motor with a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 9.2 kWh. The car can reach a top speed of 148 kmph with range of 48 kilometers while running on electric motors alone.
BMW has taken the motoring to the next level with the wireless charging system and has become World’s first Car maker to introduce the wireless charging system in a car. While we expect more such innovation in coming years wherein the World has focused more of renewal energy powered vehicles.
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