Die-hard motorsport fans who learn about Formula E for the first time tend to compare the Formula E racer with a remote control car. Qualcomm, shareholder of the all-electric racing series, develops wireless charging technology and came up with the idea to challenge Audi Sport ABT driver Lucas di Grassi with a wirelessly charged RC car.
The course cars in Formula E, including the BMW i8 safety car, are wirelessly charged by Qualcomm’s technology. Last year ElectricAutosport.com was invited to witness a demonstration of the technology (video) and read the how Formula E can accelerate the adoption of wireless charging.
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