Imagine electric car concept from Kia can wirelessly charge itself

By DPA | 8 March 2019


GENEVA: Kia says its latest electric crossover study can be charged fully wirelessly, a feature that - for now - adds as much expense as it does convenience.

Wireless charging is gradually becoming a common feature on smartphones, but we're still waiting this convenient technology to hit the mainstream in electric cars.

However, the new Kia Imagine, on show at the March 7 to 17 Geneva Car Show, brings electric car drivers a step closer to the dream of being able to drive up to a charging point and stay put at the wheel while the car wirelessly fast charges itself.

Imagine by Kia


Kia isn't the first company to implement this cable-free tech, and German rival BMW has previously showcased cars that can wirelessly charge in 3.5 hours.

The Kia concept also manages a generous interior by saving on the many technical components needed for a combustion engine.

Imagine by Kia


Kia has opted for rear suicide doors opening in the opposite direction to the front on this crossover concept, positioned somewhere between the compact and mid-size classes.

Inside there are four seats in leather and silk, as well a combined 21 screens on the dashboard, which likely won't make it into series production.

Imagine by Kia
Imagine by Kia
Imagine by Kia
Imagine by Kia

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