EVSE manufacturer Efacec Electric Mobility has licensed Qualcomm’s Halo wireless charging technology.
Portugal-based Efacec (profiled in the May/June 2015 issue of Charged) has installed over 600 DC fast chargers around the world. It plans to commercialize Qualcomm’s Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) systems and provide them to the EV Supply Equipment (EVSE) industry.
Qualcomm’s Halo system features a BiPolar base pad architecture designed to allow efficient coupling to various vehicular pad architectures such as Circular, Solenoid, and Double D magnetics.
“The simplicity and efficiency benefits of WEVC, for industry and ultimately for drivers, are obvious,” said Pedro Silva, Efacec Electric Mobility’s Managing Director. “We will commercialize WEVC infrastructure for our customers, offering smarter and cleaner ways to charge EVs, which complement the offer we have on conductive charging. We believe Qualcomm Halo delivers the most advanced and comprehensive WEVC technology available today.”
“Our license agreement with Efacec further strengthens the Qualcomm Halo infrastructure supply network, offering EVSEs access to our advanced wireless charging inventions for EVs,” said Qualcomm VP Steve Pazol. “Qualcomm Halo licensees can commercialize highly efficient, fit-for-purpose WEVC systems, which allow convenient, effortless charging.”
Source: Efacec Electric Mobility