Momentum Dynamics Corporation has announced that it is prepared for full commercialization of its high-powered inductive charging system in 2014. The company says its Momentum Charger can transfer 25 kW and higher across a 12” air gap. This is substantially more powerful than the 3.3 kW plug-in chargers that are standard equipment on many EVs.
The Momentum Charging system is designed to transmit electricity through puddles of water and inches of ice to recharge any vehicle, using an in-ground or road-surface mounted charging pad. With a Momentum Receiver installed on the underside of the vehicle, the hardware and software establish a wireless data and power link to communicate and complete the appropriate charging routine.
“Our patent-pending technology is exceeding the expectations of industry analysts and is setting the industry standard in terms of technical capability and cost,” said CEO Andy Daga. “The ability to deliver high power to multiple classes of vehicles reliably and automatically is transformational.”
Momentum has delivered the first of two electric paratransit buses for evaluation by a Pennsylvania regional transportation authority. The two new electric buses are repowered 2013 Ford E-450s, each equipped with 100 kWh of batteries and a wireless Momentum Charger.
According to Momentum Dynamics’ Chief Scientist, Dr. Bruce Long, “We recognized from the outset that commercial EVs would require more power than today’s passenger EVs, so we concentrated on a delivery system that could safely achieve these high power levels. In the bargain, we also solved one of the biggest problems facing future electric cars – the need for faster EV charging.”
Source: Momentum Dynamics