Wireless Car Charging Around The Corner |

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Published on June 23rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Wireless Car Charging Around The Corner

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Good news for electric car buyers. Especially those with lots of money. The next generation Mercedes electric/plugin car buyers will not need to wrestle with cables and plugs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 500 e electric hybrid will be sold with a plug/cable-free induction charging system. You just need to drive over a plate and leave the car battery to top itself up.

The 2017 500 e is an update on the existing Mercedes 500 plug-in hybrid. The 500 e will continue to have a turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor, and will offer an electric-only range of about 30plus kilometers.

Owners will be able to position the car over a special coil in a protected base plate in their garage, a message in the car will alert the driver when the car is in a transmittable location. The presence of a second coil in the car will then create an electromagnetic field that will act as a carrier of electrical energy at a power output of 3.6kWh.

Smartphones use similar technology for wireless charging. Mercedes claims a figure of 90% efficiency for the system, which is only slightly lower than the figure for plugging in, so charging times will only be marginally longer.

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The technical data at a glance:

ModelS 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID
Internal combustion engine:
Number of cylinders/arrangement6/V
Mixture formationHigh-pressure injection, 2 turbochargers
Displacement (cc)2996
Rated output (kW/hp at rpm)245/333 at 5250-6000
Rated torque (Nm at rpm)480 at 1600-4000
Electric motor:
Output (kW)85
Torque (Nm)340
System output (kW/hp)325/442
System torque (Nm)650
Consumption combined from (l/100 km)2.8
CO2 emissions combined from (g/km)65
Efficiency classA+
Electric range (km)33
Charge time 20%-100% (400 V/16 A – 230 V/8 A) (h)2 – 4.1
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)5.2
Top speed (km/h)250
Top speed electric (km/h)140

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