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BMW 5 Series PHEV to get wireless charging

By / 6 months ago / New Cars, Tech / 1 Comment

BMW will introduce wireless charging as an option for the 5 Series plug-in hybrid next year.

BMW 530e iPerformance with Wireless Charging

BMW 530e iPerformance with Wireless Charging

The technology transfers energy via an alternating magnetic field, allowing a vehicle to be recharged without physically plugging it in, and is familiar from electric toothbrush charging stands.

It requires a base pad with a mains-supplied primary induction coil to be installed, inside or outside, and a secondary coil to be fitted to the car. This can charge the car at up to 3.2kW – slightly slower than a wallbox, but faster than a three-pin plug.

BMW says a full charge takes around three and a half hours.

No pricing details have been released as yet.

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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