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How wireless charging works for electric cars, explained...

Today's electric-car drivers are used to plugging them in to recharge, but technology now exists that would allow them to cut the cord.

Wireless charging for electric cars is still in its infancy, but it has the potential to make ownership vastly more convenient.

Here's a quick explanation of how it works, courtesy of Engineering Explained.

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Host Jason Fenske attended the recent Formula E race in Long Beach, California, and found a wireless-charging system in use there.

The Qualcomm Halo system was not used to charge the electric race cars themselves, but ratherFormula E's BMW i8 pace car.

The wireless-charging method takes advantage of the principles of electromagnetism.

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