The vehicle and the charging pad
BMW is the first automaker to offer wireless vehicle charging from the factory on a model.
This short clip explains how “BMW Wireless Charging”, the technology that allows energy transfer to take place without the use of cables.
The system consists of a base pad with integrated primary coil ,which can be installed in a garage and outdoors,and a secondary coil integrated in the underside of the vehicle.
An alternating magnetic field is generated between the two coils, through which electricity is transmitted without cables or contacts at a charge rate of up to 3.2 kW.
This form of power supply to the high-voltage battery is extremely convenient for customers and involves a charging time of around three-and-a-half hours.
Wireless charging for the high-voltage battery will be made available as an option for the BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid starting this year.
Watch a video of the initiative below: