Posts Tagged: Wireless Charging

WAVE deploys wireless charging system at Oregon bus depot

Wireless charging pioneer Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) has deployed its wireless charging system at a bus maintenance depot operated by Josephine Community Transit, which serves Josephine County, Oregon. The system will wirelessly charge two remanufactured Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses from Complete Coach Works. An additional two vehicles are scheduled to go into… Read more »

UL certifies Lumen Group’s wireless charging system

Product safety watchdog UL has certified Lumen Group’s wireless EV power transfer system to the UL 2750 standard (Outline of Investigation for Wireless Power Transfer Equipment for Electric Vehicles). The Lumen Freedom wireless power transfer system uses resonant inductive magnetic coupling between a ground-mounted transmitting pad and a vehicle-mounted receiving pad to charge with no… Read more »

New Chinese wireless charging standard incorporates WiTricity’s technology

After years of development, China recently announced a new national standard for wireless EV charging. Wireless charging is expected to be an important enabler for autonomous vehicles, and standardization is critical to ensure that wireless charging is interoperable across different vehicles and charging equipment. The new GuoBiao (GB) standard relies on technology developed by WiTricity,… Read more »

Stanford researchers demonstrate major advance in dynamic charging

Stanford engineers say they have taken a big step toward a practical system for dynamic charging, which would allow EVs to recharge while hurtling down the highway. Stanford Professor Shanhui Fan has been working on dynamic charging for some time. In 2012, he and his team published a description of a dynamic system, which they… Read more »

ORNL demonstrates bi-directional wireless charging on UPS delivery van

Researchers at the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently demonstrated a 20-kilowatt bi-directional wireless charging system installed on a UPS medium-duty, plug-in hybrid electric delivery truck. In the demo, the system transferred power at more than 92% efficiency between the truck and a charging pad across an 11-inch air gap, using two electromagnetic coupling… Read more »

St Petersburg, Florida transit authority deploys WAVE inductive charging station for e-buses

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), which serves Florida’s St Petersburg/Clearwater metro area with 40 bus routes and a fleet of 210 vehicles, recently began construction on a new electric bus charging station at a transfer hub. The new wireless charging station, which PSTA claims will be the first on the US East Coast, uses… Read more »

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 »