With the new BMW wireless charging pad 2018, inductive charging finally becomes reality. This idea is old as much as electric cars, so it is no wonder that many hybrid and electric car lovers are pretty excited about this new product from Munich.
The Bavarian carmaker presented a prototype recently, while the production version will be available in next few months. The first model that will come with this capability will be new 530 iPerformance. Soon after, all other electrified models from BMW will come with this option.
BMW wireless charging pad 2018 details
The prototype of the new pad has been presented already and we believe that the production model will feature pretty much the same characteristics. It features a base plate with an integrated primary coil, which can be used both outside and in the garage. The car features a secondary coil, which is positioned the vehicle floor. When you put these two coils close enough, an alternating field is generated between, with an output of up to 3.2 kW which can be transmitted inductively. The first model that will come with this coil is 2018 BMW 530 iPrformance.
BMW wireless charging pad 2018 for the 2018 BMW 530 iPrformance
As we already mentioned the first model that will feature BMW wireless charging pad 2018 will be the 530 iPerformance. This model will come by the end of the year and we expect to see other hybrid and electric cars from BMW with this feature soon after.
In all other aspects, this model will be a classic hybrid car. It will feature a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with max power of 180 horses and 215 pound-feet of torque. An electric motor has a max power of 95 horses and 185 pound-feet of torque. The total output goes around 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. It features a 9.2-kWh lithium-ion and a fully electric model with a max speed of 90 miles per hour. With this new BMW wireless charging pad 2018, it will need just three hours for the full recharge.
BMW wireless charging pad 2018 production and price
The BMW wireless charging pad 2018 will come early next year. As we already mentioned, the first model that will come with this capability is 530 iPerformance. The new pad will be able to charge both hybrid and all-electric cars. Soon after, we will see models like 330e, 740e, i8 and i8 S with this capability. We expect that the new pad will cost around 1000 dollars.