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Formula E Racing to Showcase Qualcomm HALO Wireless Charging

Four BMW i-Series electric cars, which will be used as safety vehicles, have been fitted with FIA approved magnetic inductive receivers that enable plug-less recharging of the car's batteries.

Published: 28-Aug-2014

Wireless electric car charging is still a few years away from appearing on big-city streets, but the technology will make an appearance at the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Formula E Championship, which kicks off Sept. 13 in Beijing. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (FRA:BMW) won the bid to provide four pace cars at the world’s first single-seat electric-car racing series.

The German luxury automaker has adapted two BMW i3 minis and a pair of i8 electric sports cars with standards approved by the FIA and fitted them with magnetic inductive receivers provided by San Diego-based tech company Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM).

“Wireless charging has the potential to radically improve the electric vehicle driver experience, and Formula E provides the perfect platform in which to develop, test and showcase this exciting new technology,” Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said.

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