BMW 530e Inductive Charging Pilot Program. It just got Named Green Car Journal’s 2020 Green Car Technology of the Year.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – Jan. 24, 2020…Today, BMW is honored to receive the Green Car Journal’s Green Car Technology of the Year award. All for their Inductive Charging Pilot Program. The Pilot Program allows participating BMW customers to test the inductive charging. Moreover provide valuable feedback on using wireless inductive technology. All to charge their BMW 530e plug-in-hybrid sedans.
I mean instead of having to plug the vehicle in using a wall-mounted charging box. Because BMW is the first automotive manufacturer to make this technology. I mean available to customers in the marketplace.
So the pilot program began in Germany in 2018. It also expanded to the U.S. in mid-2019. It’s also available in the state of California. That’s for a small group of qualifying residential home customers. Because the program included a 36-month lease of a specially equipped 530e sedan. Then the home installation of BMW inductive charging equipment.
In addition, BMW Wireless Charging consists of an Inductive Charging Station (GroundPad) and a secondary vehicle component (CarPad). All fixed to the underside of the vehicle. The contactless transfer of energy. That’s between the GroundPad and CarPad. Once it is completed over a distance of around three inches.
Moreover, the inductive charging components generate a magnetic field. All which allows for the safe transfer of energy with an efficiency rate of around 85%.
BMW Wireless Charging.(09/2017)
The system has a charging power of 3.2 kW, enabling the high-voltage batteries on board the BMW 530e to be fully charged in around three and a half hours.
“BMW Wireless Charging represents a milestone in the evolution of vehicle electrification, making owning and driving a plug-in hybrid vehicle an even more seamless experience,” said Ron Cogan, Editor and Publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. “Today’s pairing of BMW’s innovative inductive charging and 530e plug-in hybrid illustrates how the future of automatic electric vehicle charging can be as simple as parking your car. It’s a deserving winner of 2020 Green Car Technology of the Year™.”