Kia Soul EV Used to Test New Wireless Charging System
In this day and age, we are more reliant on electronics than ever before. We love using our phones and tablets to take pictures, surf the internet, keep tabs on our finances, listen to music, and more. But once the battery is down to 10%, we start to get a little anxious. Luckily, there are wireless charging devices (including ones that can fit in the console of your Kia) that can re-juice your device in no time. And now, thanks to an innovative project from Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCHI), drivers of electric vehicles like the Kia Soul EV may get to enjoy wireless charging in the future!
This new technology innovation was created in conjunction with Mojo Mobility, Inc. (Mojo) over a 3-year time frame. Essentially, it recharges an electric vehicle via an electromagnetic field between a receiver on the bottom of the electric vehicle and a transmitter installed in the floor of your garage. All you would need to do is park your electric vehicle on top of the transmitter and let it do its thing! The wireless charging would allow for an 85% charge so you can conveniently drive to your next destination without worry.
We all know that there are days where you cannot park straight to save your life. With the wireless charging technology from Kia, your electric vehicle will still be able to get juiced up when the transmitter and receiver are not perfectly matched up!
Will the Wireless Technology from Kia Be Available Soon?
As of right now, there are no plans to put this exact version of wireless technology into production, but don’t lose hope! We might be able to see something similar (or better) from Kia in the future as the demand for electric vehicles increases. So keep following our blog for the latest news and details!