Meet upcoming Wireless Charging BMW, as Wireless charging is gradually becoming more common feature for all. BMW is taking a major step in direction as it starts on production of its cutting-edge inductive charging system in July 2018.
News about BMW of starting manufacturing its charging pad comes courtesy of Car magazine, which said the system will work with many of the German carmaker’s plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, beginning with the 5-series 530e iPerformance.
This new charging technology comprises a base pad with an integrated primary coil. That can be installed not only in a garage, but also outdoors. A secondary coil is located in the underside of the vehicle.
The Munich based automaker explained that the magnetic field is generated between the two coils, through which electricity is transmitted without cables or contacts at a charge rate of up to 3.2 kW. The extremely convenient high voltage battery requires a charging time of around 3.5 hours.
The blue lines on the car’s display guide the driver to the precise position to enable charging to begin. Green circles appear when the vehicle is perfectly aligned. Charging starts automatically the moment you turn off the ignition.
An app keeps the driver informed of charging progress. It alerts the driver to any disturbances to the process such as a cat or other animal resting on the pad. The company first reveals plans for the system in 2014 as part of a collaborative effort with Daimler.