U of British Columbia touts cheaper, more efficient wireless EV charger
In a nutshell, the system uses one magnet in the charging system and one in the vehicle to eliminate the need for radio waves in the charging process. UBC, which has four wireless charging stations on its Vancouver campus, says its chargers have 90 percent of the efficiency of a wired charging system. The device has an unexpected pedigree, as the magnetically-driven charging system was originally designed for a pacemaker. Check out the two-minute video below for a clearer explanation of how it all works.
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