The next year’s Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid will be possible to obtain with a wireless electric charging set-up.
Qualcomm offers this system. This is going to become the 1st example of wireless electric charging provided by the factory. The S550e has to be parked over top of a pad on the ground in order to activate the system. Then the power can be sent at 90% efficiency. Qualcomm assures that Formula E BMW safety vehicle helped to create and test the set-up.
A range of coils in the pad sends the power with the help of a dense magnetic field and now it works at 3.6 kW. Qualcomm assures that more energy is possible to transfer with the help of a certain application. 125 kW charging will be provided for heavy busses. Moreover, the efficiency should be enhanced.
There also should be an innovated in-road charging set-up allowing the EVs to charge while riding.
More information will come after the arrival of the latest S55oe from Mercedes in 2017.