Wireless Charging Coming For EVs Starting With Mercedes-Benz S500e

Posted: Oct 3 2016, 1:17pm CDT | by , Updated: Oct 3 2016, 9:13pm CDT , in Cars & Vehicles


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Wireless Charging for EVs is Starting with Mercedes-Benz S500e
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  • Wireless Charging makes its way towards the Market

Now the EVs will be able to charge without a cord. Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid will be the first EV to deploy wireless charging next year.

The only hassle with EVs is that they need to be plugged in the electric source via a cord for charging. However the newest technology related to EV charging has been unleashed and now customers are going to get the experience of wireless charging.

This will make sure that you get to charge your EV in the same way you charge your electric shaver or phone on the charging pods.

The new wireless charging technology for EV is being tested these days and will be deployed soon. The facility will be officially available with Mercedes Benz S500e which is going to be a plug in hybrid offered next year. The facility is already in use by community bus systems in a few places.

Michael Faraday was the first person to introduce the concept. According to which energy is passed through two points and is exchanged when a two coils are placed near to each other.

Another concept introduced by Nikola Tesla according to which electromagnetic energy is transmitted between two coils. Same will be the case in the EV wireless charger where the power will be provided to pad where the EV will sit and receive the energy via transmission in the vehicle.

The model for EV wireless charging at home was also released today which showcases the concept in an easy manner, according to AutomotiveNews.

The electric current will flow from the wall unit to primary charging pad. Letter on the primary charging pad will transmit the power through electromagnetic field.

The power will be transmitted to secondary charging pad which will be on the underside of vehicle. The battery will be given power from this side.

The companies that will offer this facility include Momentum Dynamics Corporation, WiTricity Corporation and Qualcomm Technologies.

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