Kia Soul EV Goes Wireless, Don’t Get Excited Yet

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With more and more automakers looking towards a more electrifying future, it would only be a matter of time before wireless charging would become part of it.

While automakers have been trying to make charging faster and more efficient now, nothing beats wireless charging and Kia is one of the first to test out the inductive charging on their Kia Soul EV.

Working with Hyundai and Mojo Mobility, Kia has equipped the new system to five vehicles and are looking to test them out in the real world. The system will use an electromagnetic field transmitted between the transmitter coil on the ground and a receiver.

Right now, the wireless charger can charge about 10kW with 85% grid to vehicle efficiency. According to Kia, the system will also work with there is a misalignment which means you don’t have to have the perfect parking skills.

Of course, we don’t think it will be ready anytime soon but it could be something to look forward to in the future.

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