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Wireless charging for Volkswagen electric cars from 2017 |

Perhaps later than expected, Volkswagen will offer wireless charging as an optional extra for its electric cars from 2017.

Currently all of Volkswagen Group’s battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars require a physical corded connection in order to recharge their batteries, although wireless charging is preferable for a number of reasons, chiefly convenience. The technology, however, is still relatively immature.

While Volkswagen says that is has wireless – or inductive – charging stations in a state of ‘pre-development’, it means that the technology will not be offered for the new e-Golf hatchbackthat goes on sale in the US this October.



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