Volvo Tests “Wireless Charging” Technology in Its Electric Cars!
Automaker Volvo today officially announced that it has begun real-world wireless charging tests for electric cars . This process will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, as a pilot region for three years . During this time, a fleet of small, all-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge EVs will be used as taxis by Cabonline, the major taxi operator in the Nordic region. These cars will be wirelessly charged at special stations throughout the city, set up entirely for these tests.
Wireless Charging tests will also be carried out in designated areas within the city of Gothenburg; This area, which is used as a live test site for the development of new sustainable technologies, will be provided by the Green City Zone Strategic Initiative.
“Testing new charging technologies with selected partners is a good way to evaluate alternative charging options for our future cars,” Mats Moberg, Volvo’s Head of R&D, said in a statement.
Park the car and wait for it to charge!
The Charging Stations will be provided by Momentum Dynamics, a leader in wireless charging systems. Charging starts automatically when a compatible electric car (EV) is parked on the charging pad placed on the street. This means drivers won’t have to get out of the car to start or finish charging, as is the case with cable-based stations.