At an event at Donington Park, UK, the BMW i8 safety car was showcased for the first time ready for its use in the FIA Formula E Championship.

At an event at Donington Park, UK, the BMW i8 safety car was showcased for the first time ready for its use in the FIA Formula E Championship.

A formal announcement is still pending as the FIA complete their evaluation and approval process.

According to reports, the safety car will come equipped with Qualcomm Halo wireless charging technology that allows the car to be recharged without the use of cables. Simply put, a charging pad fitted to the base of the vehicle uses resonant magnetic induction to transfer energy from a base pad on the ground.

The i8 safety car will officially be known as the Qualcomm Safety Car and will be driven by Bruno Correia.

 

BMW i8 FIA Formula E Championship safety car unveiled & ready for action [video]