Many fail to appreciate the potential of wireless charging—it’s not just a way for EV drivers to save the few seconds it takes to plug in a cable. As Bob Kacergis of Momentum Dynamics explained to Charged in a 2022 feature article, wireless charging, done properly, can be truly transformative for EV fleets, delivering longer vehicle range, longer battery life and a more efficient use of charging stations—to say nothing of enabling the deployment of autonomous vehicles.
The former Momentum Dynamics is now known as InductEV, and the company recently hosted an event to inaugurate its new Research & Development Center, which is devoted exclusively to high-power, high-speed wireless charging for EVs and commercial fleets.
InductEV’s wireless Research & Development Center is housed in a 50,000-square-foot facility at the company’s global headquarters in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
At InductEV’s Unwired conference, more than 120 automotive, EV charging, and commercial fleet industry executives, analysts, investors and vendors were given a tour of the R&D facility and a demo of the company’s high-speed, high-power wireless charging.
InductEV says its proprietary solution for commercial fleets is currently being used in 20+ locations throughout North America and Europe. It has plans to launch in Asia, and is on track to achieve a tenfold growth in bookings in 2023.
“As the transport sector electrifies, it’s clear that wireless charging will ultimately replace plug-ins after one considers the cost savings, convenience and efficiency,” observed Barry Libert, Chairman and CEO, Induct EV. “Granted, it’s early days, but we’re seeing considerable excitement among public transit fleets and port vehicle (drayage) operators who’ve adopted our technology solution.”