BMW VS TESLA: ELON MUSK BEATEN TO PUNCH FOR KILLER NEW FEATURE
On Monday, BMW launched a wireless charging pad for the 530e iPerformance sedan. The charger requires a factory fitted option for the car which allows it to refuel when parked over the “GroundPad.”
The GroundPad is the first wireless charging pad designed by a major car manufacturer. While Tesla owners can modify their vehicles with aftermarket wireless chargers, Tesla itself has not announced any plans to introduce wireless charging on future models.
The wireless charger can be installed in any driveway and charges at 85% efficiency—compared to 90% when plugged in. The gap between the charger and the car is around three inches. It will take the 530e iPerformance three and a half hours to fully charge over the 3.2-kilowatt charging pad. Read more about the BMW VS TESLA: ELON...