Wireless electric vehicle charging explained

It is still early days for wireless EV charging, but progress is being made on numerous fronts. Vehicle manufacturers like BMW have already experimented with the technology, and today there are trials already in operation where specially-equipped cars can be charged wirelessly in public parking spaces.

There’s even a car about to go on sale, the Genesis GV60, that has wireless charging hardware fitted, ahead of a pilot kicking off in 2022…

This is the holy grail of electric car technology; the ability to power a car as it drives over chargers embedded into the surface of the road.

As part of its development of the Halo system, Qualcomm proved in 2017 that charging while driving is possible, even with the vehicle traveling at up to 70mph.