There is good news for EV owners as Continental AG has announced today that it will introduce its version of technology at CES at next month along with a new onboard charging station promised to give EV owners a greater flexibility.
Inductive charging systems would be a game-changer for EV such as those BMW, Mercedes and other automakers and smaller startups which are in use for years. Now the EV owner will position the car over the top of a place instead of plugging their rides into a socket, where a primary coil will transmit power wirelessly to another charging coil in the car through magnetic induction.
Company says that one minute charging of 11 kW rate of inductive system will offer a kilometer (.6 mi) of range. Micronavigation will automatically position the car over charging pad with 10 times the accuracy of a typical parking assistant.
Company will also show its AllCharge system at CES.This essentially integrates the dedicated inverter, the component that converts electricity from an alternating current (AC) charging station into the direct current (DC) needed for electric vehicles, into a modified drivetrain.
Shortly Continental claims that it’s a universal onboard charger that “can utilize any charging point whatever the charging rate, type of current or voltage level,” and receives enough power in 10 minutes to run for 300 km (186 mi) of range. Not only this company says that its AllCharge system will effectively turns the EV into a mobile energy bank because its onboard inverter can also convert DC into AC to use to charge devices.
Production for AllCharge is planned for 2022 however it’ll show its early version of inductive charging system at CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 8.