According to Navigant Research, the prospects for wireless EV charging have taken off in the last 12 months, as several major automakers plan to bring wireless systems to market, and a significant portion of the industry believes that wireless technology represents the future of charging.
In a new report, Wireless Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles, Navigant forecasts that worldwide sales of wireless charging equipment will grow by 108% by 2022, reaching annual sales of around 302,000 units.
The new report describes the benefits and disadvantages of wireless charging, technological issues, key players and their strategies, and factors that will determine the rate of adoption.
Wireless has seen several significant developments in the last few months. Bosch announced a distribution agreement with Evatran, maker of the Plugless Power system. Toyota has begun verification testing of its wireless system based on WiTricity technology. The SAE has agreed upon two key standards on interoperability for the first phase of pre-commercial development.
Source: Navigant Research