WiTricity collaborates with Nissan on wireless charging

WiTricity’s DRIVE wireless charging system features a charging pad on or under the ground and a matching device on the underside of a vehicle. It charges an EV automatically, using magnetic resonance technology, and requires no cables or moving parts.

WiTricity and Nissan have announced a collaboration that aims to ensure that wireless charging systems will provide the high degree of interoperability, ease of use, and high efficiency that consumers expect.

“Nissan believes in the potential of wireless charging to help advance widespread acceptance of EV motoring,” said Kazuo Yajima, Alliance Global Director of the EV and HEV Engineering Division of Nissan. “We are very pleased to be working with a technology expert such as WiTricity to advance the state of the art for interoperability, efficiency, and user friendliness.”

“WiTricity is partnering with Nissan to catalyze wireless charging in the EV market and move the industry forward to an interoperable future,” said Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity. “In order for us to realize a future of transportation that is electrified, shared and autonomous, we need a wireless charging solution that works for all vehicles.”

 

 

Source: WiTricity

  • pres68y

    That is just one option available depending on local conditions. For example; in the winter you drive in with your car bottom full of ‘dirty’ ice that has lots of salts and dissolved minerals embedded then inductive charging can become problematic. You might need an ice free, dry direct connection to get a good and quick charge.