29 Mar '14, 12am

VW Plans to Offer #WirelessElectric Car Charging Option In 2017

VW Plans to Offer #WirelessElectric Car Charging Option In 2017

VW Plans to Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging Option In 2017 The option, which uses inductive charging to wirelessly recharge an electric car's battery, will 'remain relatively expensive for the foreseeable future and as such a luxury option.' Published: 28-Mar-2014 Perhaps later than expected, Volkswagen will offer wireless charging as an optional extra for its electric cars from 2017. Currently all of Volkswagen Group’s battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars require a physical corded connection in order to recharge their batteries, although wireless charging is preferable for a number of reasons, chiefly convenience. The technology, however, is still relatively immature. While Volkswagen says that is has wireless – or inductive – charging stations in a state of ‘pre-development’, it means that the technology will not be offered for the new e-Golf hatchback that goes...

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