The new concept of wireless charging is to be introduced in the latest Mercedes-Benz.
The Mercedes-Benz S550E is getting many changes for the 2017 model. It is getting a facelift that has made the car even better looking than ever. However this is not the only change that will accompany S550E, it will come with a wireless charging system as well.
We had initially heard about a plug-in hybrid version first. Now it looks like that the company is applying the new Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) system on the car too.
The WEVC system of this Mercedes-Benz S550E will be supplied by Tier 1 power electronics. This company is known for its licensed Qualcomm Halo technology. Qualcomm has shared that its Halo technology has been tested and further improved by the BMW i8 Formula E safety car.
So just like the BMW’s safety car, this Mercedes-Benz S550E will have the power of parking anywhere and charging up without any wires. Halo has used magnetic induction system to juice up the batteries of hybrid and electric cars.
The conductive charging increases the efficacy of charging and battery power by 90 percent. Along with that chances of electric losses are lesser than direct wired charging, according to MotorTrend.
The current system that is introduced will run on a 3.6kWh battery system which is totally fine for a plug in hybrid car like that of Mercedes-Benz S550E which has a 7.7 kWh lithium ion batteries to power it.
The Halo system uses pads that has coils which induce magnetic field that actually charges the car’s batteries while producing electricity.
A car with a pod fixed at the bottom will be settled on the charging pod and the battery could be charged. The voltage used in this system will be of 400 volts. However measures to make charging faster are also being researched.