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Kia Soul EV being used for wireless charging development | Electric Vehicles Research #EV

Kia Soul EV being used for wireless charging development | Electric Vehicles Research #EV

A wireless power transfer system is being integrated and tested using fleet of Kia Soul EVs. This technology would improve charging times and convenience and the scheme is being developed between HATCI and Mojo Mobility in America. 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 pac...

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