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SAE Eye on Engineering: Wireless EV Charging Coming

Charging cords for electrified vehicles may soon disappear—first on luxury brands then on mainstream ones. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at wireless charging on the Mercedes S-550E.

SAE Eye on Engineering also airs Monday mornings on WJR 760 AM Detroit's Paul W. Smith Show. Access archived episodes of SAE Eye on Engineering.

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