BMW extends wireless charging trial to California

BMW extends wireless charging trial to California

Thanks to wireless charging technology, a smartphone sold today might go its entire life-cycle without being plugged in, so why not EVs? BMW’s inductive charging trial stalled last year after a slow European rollout, but that might be over as they move to extend the program to US customers.

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Jaguar launches campaign to redefine the word ‘car’

Jaguar launches campaign to redefine the word ‘car’

Driving an electric vehicle doesn’t require a new license, but according to the Oxford Dictionary they aren’t technically ‘cars’. After winning the 2019 World Car of the Year with the all-electric I-PACE, Jaguar have taken it upon themselves to change that with a campaign to give EVs their rightful recognition in the dictionary.

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Are swappable EV batteries really a dead end?

Are swappable EV batteries really a dead end?

Removing the battery from an electric vehicle and replacing it in a matter of minutes? Crazy. Swappable batteries have long been ridiculed by EV automakers, but they might have found a home in the wider world of e-mobility. Today on the JET Charge blog we’re asking what this tech really is, what it promises, and where it fits in an electric future.

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