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Car magazine reports that BMW's wireless inductive charging system will go into production in July and be available in Europe by the end of the summer. We queried BMW USA about the inductive charger coming to the U.S. and were told, "Yes we are bringing the charging pad also to the U.S." We expect our market to follow a similar timeline.

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Smart roadway will share energy and data with vehicles

In Jinan, China, there's a section of highway over which some 45,000 vehicles drive every day. A company called Qilu Transportation Development Group is converted about two-thirds of a mile of that roadway to generate solar electricity — enough to power the highway lights and 800 homes. Qilu Transportation isn't stopping there, though. Looking forward to a future of electric and autonomous driving, the goal is to make the road smart. Eventually, it will be able to provide more accurate tra

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It's just a test, for now

As the industry continues to build out electric vehicle charging infrastructure, parallel projects are working to improve it as quickly as it's deployed. Now we're seeing some groups launching fast charging stations capable of 350-kW, and more. Meanwhile, wireless charging is making advances, which would allow drivers to simply park and charge without fussing with a cable. Kia is the latest to test inductive charging, and has announced that it has deployed a fleet of Soul EVs capable of rechargi

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The Israel Government and ElectRoad are testing the use of wireless charging roads for electric vehicles. This is the same principle as wireless smartphone charging.

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The Montar Air Qi Wireless Charging Car Mount should be in every car owner's vehicle.

Mercedes, Qualcomm say an EV is not 'autonomous' if it can't recharge itself.

From Formula E to your driveway.

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The reason is ease of use and taking advantage of every opportunity.

It does make sense, when you think about it.

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Plugless Power's system for the Model S runs about $2,400.

The Tesla system costs more than the ones for Nissan, Chevy, or Cadillac.

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Mercedes's inductive charging system powers at a rate of 3.6 kilowatts.

Mercedes-Benz will add wireless-charging capabilities for the 2018 model-year S550e.

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It's the next step after J1772.

Any dedicated electric vehicle fan knows what J1772 is. We may soon need to learn about J2954 as well.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory shows off tech with trememdous potential.

If ORNL's 20-kW wireless charging system and compatible cars were available today, barely anyone would know what 'range anxiety' even meant.

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Nissan Hopes Its Fuel Station Of The Future Will Change Minds

Nissan announces its Fuel Station of the Future, a high-performance wireless charging system being developed with Foster + Partners architects.

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Batteries Power System For 25-Mile Route

Companies collaborate on light-rail system that charges without any overhead wires.

We're Already Dreaming About A Benz With Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging

Qualcomm's Halo wireless charging technology will find its way into Daimler electric vehicles at some point. But first, connecting the car to the Internet.

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Still-In-Testing Inductive Charging Tech On Display Around Miami ePrix

The first time Qualcomm executives met with their auto-industry counterparts about an experimental technology that could wirelessly charge electric vehicles, they thought it'd be a flop.

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Qualcomm's Wireless Charging Is More Fun This Way

The BMW i8 is a pretty impressive car, and a highly visible one at that. It's a great brand ambassador, but not just for BMW. It's really no surprise that Formula E chose it as the safety car from the electric racing series. And, for its duties at tracks around the word, the i8 safety car got some slick upgrades, including wireless charging capabilities courtesy of Qualcomm.

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At your home or office? Those are the key words for how Chrysler and its Fiat affiliate want to narrow the plug-in vehicle sales gap between themselves and more plug-in-centric companies like Nissan and Ford, according Wards Auto. When the gap will narrow is anyone's guess.

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A Massachusetts company is taking a futuristic approach to hands-free plug-in vehicle charging: robot appendages. A product called PowerHydrant uses a robotic arm to connect a charging station to the vehicle, allowing for an easy kind of customer charging experience that is also offered by wireless charging systems. PowerHydrant, which is in its testing phase, will be shown off at the EV Tech Expo in Michigan this week.

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Racing series typically select a safety car appropriate to the kinds of racecars for which they'll be setting the pace. So you might find a Mercedes SLS pacing a Formula One grand prix, for example, and you're more likely to find a BMW M4 on duty at a DTM race and a Chevy Camaro or SS on an oval speedway for a NASCAR or Indy race. It would only stand to reason, then, that the FIA Formula E Championship kicking off next month in Beijing would press a plug-in into service as its safety car. But th