Renault demonstrates wireless electric car charging at 62 mph

Dynamic wireless electric car charging testing using a Renault Kangoo Z.E.

Dynamic wireless electric car charging testing using a Renault Kangoo Z.E.

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Renault on Thursday took part in a demonstration of new charging technology that could prove a major boon to electric cars.

The technology, being developed by Qualcomm with help from Renault and Vedecom, a French think tank that promotes future mobility solutions, would enable electric cars to charge their batteries while on the move.

The technology is based on Qualcomm’s Halo wireless charging system which uses resonant magnetic induction to transfer energy wirelessly, from a ground-based pad to a pad integrated in the vehicle.