Wireless EV Charging Goes Mainstream
Wireless charging will debut as an option in some electric cars in 2018 says Qualcomm VP
Wireless charging will debut as an option in some electric cars in 2018, says Chris Borroni-Bird, vice president of strategic development at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a company that has helped pioneer the technology.
Plugless charging also will be an attractive feature for electric cars equipped with the ability to park themselves. Eventually, Borroni-Bird says, the capability—which is as safe and efficient as plug-in charging—will be as common as wi-fi connectivity is to mobile phones and laptops.
The engineers at Munro & Associates have taken a perfectly sound BMW i3 and taken it apart. Completely apart. And they are impressed with what they’ve discovered about how the EV is engineered.
Dan Nicholson is vice president of General Motors Global Propulsion Systems, the organization that had been “GM Powertrain” for 24 years.
The Tesla Model 3 is certainly one of the most controversial cars to be launched in some time, with production models (a comparative handful, admittedly) presented on a stage with a throng of people treating it like it was an event with Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, all at the same time.