Posts Tagged: Wireless Charging

Sprint Power selected for UK’s Wireless Charging of Electric Taxis trial

The UK government has awarded funding to Sprint Power, an electric propulsion technology company, to demonstrate wireless charging technology for electrified taxis. Sprint Power will use the funding to develop an interface module, software, and integration kit to support wireless charging for a fleet of 10 modified LEVC TX and Nissan e-NV200 taxis that will… Read more »

Connected Kerb to pilot wireless charging pads in England and Scotland

Charging station manufacturer Connected Kerb, in partnership with Munich-based Magment, will begin trials of a new wireless charging system in Greater London, the English Midlands and Scotland this year. The company will install its induction pads on residential streets, at car parks and at taxi ranks. On-street charging is a hot topic in London, where… Read more »

PREMO launches high-efficiency secondary coils for wireless charging

PREMO, a Spanish manufacturer of inductive components for the automotive market, has announced a new series of compact secondary coils for wireless charging, the WC-RX-Series, that boast high efficiency and durability. In Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) systems for EVs, the secondary coils (also known as the receiver antenna) are installed on the vehicle, while the… Read more »

Magment partners with EDAG to develop wireless concrete chargers

Munich-based startup Magment has partnered with EDAG, a development partner for automotive products and production, to develop wireless charging solutions for Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS). Magment is focused on developing and manufacturing wireless chargers using magnetized concrete. In the partnership, EDAG will focus on developing wireless charging products that use Magment’s magnetic materials for… Read more »

BMW to bring wireless charging pilot program to US

BMW plans to bring its Induction Charging Pilot Program to the United States. The company launched the program in Germany in 2018. BMW’s Wireless Charging allows for automated charging via an induction GroundPad when a CarPad is fixed to the underside of the vehicle. The system has a charging power of 3.2 kW, which is… Read more »

Indianapolis buses to use wireless inductive charging

EV charging company Momentum Dynamics has partnered with BYD and Indianapolis Public Transportation (IndyGo) to install three 300 kW inductive charging points in Indianapolis. The charging points will be placed along the Red Line transit route, enabling IndyGo’s fleet of 31 electric buses to charge en route. Momentum Dynamic currently operates wireless inductive chargers in four… Read more »

SAE updates J2954 wireless charging standards for EVs up to 11 kW

SAE International has published a second version of Recommended Practice (RP) SAE J2954, its standard for wireless power transfer (WPT) for EVs of up to 11 kW power levels. The RP establishes specifications for interoperability, electromagnetic compatibility, EMF, minimum performance, safety, and testing for wireless charging of light-duty electric and plug-in EVs. SAE is seeking… Read more »

DOE awards WAVE $8.4 million to develop charging platform for EV drayage truck

The DOE has awarded $8.4 million to EV technology company WAVE (Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification) to develop and deploy high-power, fact-charging technology for EV drayage trucks at the Port of Los Angeles. WAVE will partner with Cummins, Schneider Electric, Utah State University and Total Transportation Services (TTSI) to develop a 500 kW wireless inductive charger… Read more »

Fortum to build wireless charging infrastructure for electric taxis in Oslo

Finnish utility company Fortum is working with the city of Oslo and US-based Momentum Dynamics to build a wireless fast-charging infrastructure for taxis in the Norwegian capital. The project aims to install wireless charging using induction technology that can handle power levels up to 75 kW. The company plans to install charging plates in the… Read more »

WiTricity acquires Qualcomm Halo

Wireless charging pioneer WiTricity announced the acquisition of Qualcomm’s Halo wireless technology platform. The acquisition will bring over 1,500 patents and patent applications related to wireless charging under WiTricity’s control, while Qualcomm Incorporated will become a minority WiTricity shareholder. Qualcomm and WiTricity have been working collaboratively with global standards organizations, which currently use reference designs… Read more »