30 Aug '15, 2pm

Wireless Charging For Electric BMWs By 2017?

Wireless Charging For Electric BMWs By 2017?

I am curious (and have no idea, thus this post), even with a ~20% efficiency loss, would it still be ‘better’ than ICE? What I am getting at is if wireless charging somehow did manage to captivate people into electric cars in significant numbers, would the cars still be better for the environment (given 20% waste of electricity), and would they still be economical (compared to filling up with gas, assuming the car owner ends up paying for all electricity)? For my question, I’m fine ignoring all other factors (of which I am sure there are many, infrastructure costs, maybe environmental factors (snow on the roads?)).

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