BMW ups the ante with the giant wireless charging pad for your car

While some of you are still getting accustomed to the idea of wirelessly charging your iPhone 8, BMW has up the ante with its giant wireless charging pad for your car.

The German automaker explained in a blog post that it is planning to make a wireless inductive charger expected to be available in 2018.

The charging pad is basically a giant version of the Qi chargers you charge your smartphones on and it will first come to the BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, before other electric models incorporate the technology.

As BMW explains in this video, you will be required to carefully drive your car over the charging pad, aligning the charging plate under your car with the pad on the ground.

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The car maker says the 530e’s battery can be charged fully within 3.5 hours, comparable to how long it’d take if you plugged in your car the old-fashioned way with the wall cord.


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