25 Aug '15, 7pm

Kia Soul EV Now Used For Wireless Charging Development

Kia Soul EV Now Used For Wireless Charging Development

Wireless charging systems, capable of transferring high power without need for precise alignment between the charger and the vehicle, are currently under development for electric vehicles, with the Kia Soul EV being the tester car for this research. Since its UK launch in January this year the Soul EV has received a positive response from media and customers for its performance and ability to cope well on both urban and country roads. Wireless charging technology has the potential to significantly enhance the convenience of electric vehicles – and so increase the appeal and acceptance among consumers – while possibly enabling smaller battery pack sizes and reduced vehicle weight. The system is being developed by Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc (HATCI) and Mojo Motability Inc – a wireless power technology company, after being awarded a funding grant from the U.S De...

Full article: http://electriccarsreport.com/2015/08/kia-soul-ev-now-use...

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