BMW Motorrad working on wireless charging for bikes via Side Stand Electric Pads

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Almost every two-wheeler manufacturer has revealed plans to enter the world of EVs. While wireless charging is still making way in homes for consumer electronics, BMW Motorrad might be looking at the near future application of this setup in the world of automobiles. A leaked patent image hints that BMW Motorrad wants their electric range of two-wheelers to adapt to wireless charging via the side kick stand when positioned over a charging pad.

Now this sounds easy right off the bat. Just park your motorcycle over a wireless charging pad, have the kick stand positioned right, and you are good to go. This will eliminate the hassle of handling wires and finding a place to park the bike closer to the plug point. This application could also become successful in public parking spots for electric two-wheelers if more brands could introduce such tech. However, this is just a leaked patent for now and full functionality is yet to be tested. We all know that wireless charging speed is much slower than from a main plug point, so it is unclear if this could be a quick solution for motorists.

With electric being a not so distant future in the world of automobiles, and quite a few interesting EVs already on the road in terms of 4-wheelers and 2-wheelers; we can only expect more such innovations to help charge EVs in a more convenient way.