Posts Tagged: Wireless Charging

Italian university builds prototype wireless dynamic charging system

Americans have no monopoly on clever acronyms. A European project called FABRIC (which, somehow or other, stands for “Feasibility analysis and development of on-road charging solutions for future electric vehicles”) is working on developing dynamic charging, which will allows EVs to charge wirelessly while rolling down the road. The research initiative has 24 international partners,… Read more »

Qualcomm demonstrates 20 kW wireless dynamic charging at highway speeds

Plugging that J1772 connector into an EV’s charging port is such a hassle! Wireless charging is the future, and dynamic charging, which allows vehicles to charge while rolling down the road, is the ultimate goal. Now wireless charging pioneer Qualcomm has demonstrated a dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system that’s capable of charging an EV… Read more »

Maryland transit authority deploys 3 BYD e-buses

Howard County Transit, a division of the Regional Transit Authority of Central Maryland, has taken delivery of three 35-foot BYD K9S battery-electric buses – the first electric transit buses in the state, according to BYD. An inductive charging station will be installed on the Green Line in downtown Columbia to allow the buses to top… Read more »

Plugless chargers pass a milestone: one million hours of charging

Evatran Group has announced that its installed base of Plugless wireless chargers has logged one million hours of charging time. Evatran field-tested its Plugless inductive charging systems from 2012 to 2014 with partners including Google, Duke Energy, and Hertz. In 2014 it began selling 3.3 kW wireless chargers for the Volt and the LEAF. Since… Read more »

Toshiba wireless charger completes year-long field testing with electric buses

Toshiba, in cooperation with Waseda University, has completed a year-long field test of electric buses equipped with its wireless rapid rechargeable battery system. In the test, a small and a medium-size bus, both customized to run on Toshiba’s SCiB batteries (the medium-size bus used a 52.9 kWh battery pack), provided regular service between All Nippon… Read more »

Honda developing dynamic charging system that works at speeds up to 96 mph

At the upcoming SAE World Congress Experience, a team from Honda R&D will present a paper entitled “Study of High Power Dynamic Charging System,” which describes their work on a dynamic charging system that uses high power to charge a moving EV, with the goal of realizing an unlimited vehicle range. The current study is… Read more »

WAVE demonstrates 250 kW wireless en route charging for e-buses

WAVE (Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification) has demonstrated a 250 kW Wireless Power Transfer System prototype. The company will deliver the new charging system to the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) in California later this year. WAVE’s technology transfers power from a charging pad embedded in the pavement to a receiving pad mounted on the vehicle’s… Read more »

UL certifies WAVE’s 50 kW wireless charging system

Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) makes a wireless charging system that provides in-route charging for transit buses, using a pad embedded directly into the roadway (see the March/April 2016 issue of Charged). Now the company has earned a Field Evaluation Certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for a 50 kW system that it has deployed for… Read more »

SAE releases global standard for wireless charging

At a recent standards meeting, carmakers, Tier 1 suppliers, and technology providers have reached agreement on key technical and procedural elements of the upcoming SAE Recommended Practice (RP) for Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) and automated parking alignment and charging. The goal of this standardization is to ensure interoperability among different brands of EVs and wireless… Read more »

Researchers complete bench testing to validate SAE wireless charging standard

Researchers from Idaho National Laboratory (INL), along with the DOE and several automotive companies, have completed bench testing to support SAE Technical Information Report (TIR) J2954, a guideline for wireless charging that was published earlier this year. The SAE’s TIR J2954 is designed to ensure the performance and safety of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) systems,… Read more »