Wi-Fi for your car
We all know that it’s possible to wirelessly charge mobile phones. But did you know that you can wirelessly charge your car now?
BMW introduced a floor pad that can wirelessly charge their 530e iPerformance model within 3.5 hours. When approaching the pad, the 530e’s sensors and internal screen will navigate the driver to the necessary point above the charging pad. The entire process can even be monitored via BMW mobile app.
But charging cars wirelessly is not so new invention, we saw similar pads from the aftermarket designers last year. Plugless Power, a company that’s no stranger to Tesla Model S owners, is already delivering its wireless charging system to the market for the BMW i3 city car owners.
It takes no more than six hours to fully charge the 2017 BMW i3’s 33 kWh and 94 Ah lithium-ion battery.
Welcome to the future.