Luxury carmaker seen to pioneer inductive charging technology

Article by Christian A., on June 23, 2014

Luxury carmakers are bound to be pioneers in a new technology that allows charging electric vehicle batteries without the wire -- inductive charging. According to a forecast by the Frost & Sullivan, inductive charging will proliferate rapidly in the next six to seven years.

This technology allows recharging of EVs by simply rolling over a small pad in a home garage or public parking spot.

Frost & Sullivan expects over 128,000 inductive recharging systems will be employed in North America by 2020. Prajyot Sathe, Frost & Sullivan senior automotive analyst, remarked that luxury brands are expected to lead the move to induction charging, according to Automotive News.

He noted that people would be willing to adopt this technology because of convenience, since the technology doesn’t entail any cable or physical effort. Sathe expects luxury cars to more easily absorb the additional cost of the charging feature.

There are already some inductive kits being sold on the aftermarket for around $3,000 (EUR2,207), including installation of the vehicle components. Carmakers like BMW Group, Volvo Car Corp., Nissan Motor Corp. and Volkswagen Group are currently testing original-equipment inductive systems.

Nissan’s Infiniti brand unveiled in 2012 an EV concept sedan -- the LE Concept -- that would employ inductive charging, has delayed the project saying that they expected inductive charging advances that would benefit an Infiniti EV.

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