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BMW 530e iPerformance Juices Up Without Any Wires

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We already knew that BMW was working on a wireless inductive charging system. Now they have added that the system will go into production in July and it will eventually make its way to the US.

According to BMW, they won’t be selling these wireless inductive charging system as it will only be offered as a lease for the 520e iPerformance model in Europe and in the US. They added that it will be a pilot program only for that model in California.

To charge the vehicle wirelessly, it will need to be plugged into a 220-volt outlet. The charger will be able to charge the 530e in 3.5 hours. The in-car display infotainment screen will help driver position their vehicle so that it is in the right spot.

BMW is not the only automaker working on a wireless charging pad right now and we are expecting to see the Mercedes-Benz version later this year.

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