is an inductive charging
system used to charge battery electric vehicles
(BEV) formerly made by General Motors
, such as the EV1
, Chevy S10 EV
, and other Electric vehicles
. It was produced by the General Motors subsidiary Delco Electronics
. The most common was the 6.6 kW
version although a higher power fast charge versions was demonstrated. This charger was unique in that its charge port used an inductive charge paddle, of which there were two sizes, a small and large paddle. The system was designed to be safe even when used in the rain, and was demonstrated in operation fully submerged in water.
Magne Charge support was withdrawn by General Motors in 2002, after the California Air Resources Board settled on a conductive charging interface for electric vehicles in California. It has also been referred to as Magne-Charge and MagneCharge.