Wireless EV charging pioneer WiTricity has announced a new FastTrack Integration Program for automotive OEMs, which allows for an initial vehicle integration in just three months, accelerating automaker testing of WiTricity’s Halo receiver and 11 kW charger on existing and future EV platforms.
“Knowing the challenges of automotive timelines, we are committed to helping OEMs move more quickly to adopt the wireless charging technology that customers want,” said Alex Gruzen, CEO of WiTricity. “We have extensive experience upgrading existing vehicles such as the Tesla Model 3 and the Ford Mustang Mach-E to support wireless charging, and in working with early adopters of factory-installed wireless charging. WiTricity can partner with OEMs not just on evaluation, but on delivery from our global supply chain of automotive-grade wireless charging solutions for production programs.”
WiTricity’s FastTrack Integration Program extends to helping OEMs develop dealer-installable wireless charging options that meet market demand while production programs are in development. This program delivers test- and evaluation-ready wireless charging with a complete implementation of hardware and software. WiTricity’s solutions adhere to the global automotive standard for wireless charging ratified by the Society of Automotive Engineers in 2020.
“We’ve done extensive research with EV consumers and with fleets looking to move to electric vehicles,” said Gruzen. “We know that consumers prefer EVs with wireless charging, and we know that it solves a host of challenges for fleets as well.”