German automaker BMW is developing a system of wireless charging for its new hybrid electric vehicle iPerformance 530e working from a conventional 220–volt outlet. To start charging the car pulls up to a special plate the size of a rug so that she was between the front wheels directly under the hood.
The contact of the vehicle with the charger will report a special sensor. Information about this and also about the level of charging is displayed on the dashboard and can be duplicated on the smartphone. As the representatives of BMW, the battery iPerformance 530e has a capacity of 9.4 kWh, and the time of its full charge takes 3.5 hours. In addition to the motor car petrol engine capacity of 184 HP
Currently, the North American division of BMW North America is testing the system to ensure its conformity with local standards. It is unclear how much will wireless charging BMW, but it is clear that it will be one of the first in the industry.