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The age of electric vehicles is upon us.

As the world looks for alternative fuel sources, it’s hard to beat the zero-emission capability of electricity. The Mercedes-Benz S550e is the latest vehicle to take advantage of the green technology, but it does so with a twist.

According to Autoblog, a partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Qualcomm has given birth to a wireless charging option for the luxurious (and pricey) S550e made by the Three-Pointed Star. The plug-in hybrid will be able to park over a pad on the ground to charge its batteries and will do so with 90 percent efficiency (compared to the traditional plug-in method).

The technology marks an important step towards fully autonomous vehicles as it allows the car to recharge itself. Qualcomm’s wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) comes directly from the world of Formula E racing, where the feature is used in the BMW i8 pace car.

Timing of the new technology is extremely relevant as the German government has recently voted to ban new gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles from EU roads starting in 2030.