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Volkswagen tests inductive charging for electric cars

Volkswagen tests inductive charging for electric cars

In the USA, Volkswagen is testing the capabilities of inductive charging for electric vehicles with cooperation partners. The test object is the Porsche Taycan.

In the future, electric cars will not differ from their competitors only in terms of driving power and efficiency. Shipping options should also provide differentiation. In addition to short downtimes due to the high charging power on the cable, wireless charging has also become the focus.

In North America, Volkswagen has started a project to test high-performance inductive charging with the Porsche Taycan. The North American Volkswagen Group’s Knoxville Innovation Center, the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the University of Tennessee work together here.

Charging power up to 300 kW

Charging capacities from 6.6 to 120 kW were achieved in tests. The goal is fast wireless chargers with a 300 kW output. This should allow the Porsche Taycan’s battery to be charged inductively to 80 percent in ten minutes. According to the company, the efficiency is already 98 percent.

“Volkswagen is focused on developing e-mobility and new technologies for increasingly sustainable mobility,” said Scott Keogh, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. It will help fuel this effort.” It is not yet known when wireless charging stations for electric cars will be able to go into production.


VW is testing wireless charging for electric vehicles in the USA. You are not satisfied with the manageable performance, you want to inductively pump up to 300 kW of electricity into the batteries of the Porsche Taycan.