Posts Tagged: Wireless Charging

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 »

SAE issues guideline for wireless charging standard

Wireless charging certainly seems like the future, but the lack of technical standards has stalled the release of systems from the major EV makers. Now SAE has published an industry guideline for wireless power transfer (WPT) between infrastructure, vehicle suppliers and OEMs. “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment… Read more »

WAVE wireless charging helps transit agencies save money by going electric

Wireless charging technology is almost ready for the big stage. Qualcomm has demonstrated its Halo system in various vehicles, including the Drayson B12/69 electric race car. Evatran’s Plugless aftermarket system is now commercially available for the Volt and the LEAF, and a Model S-compatible version is coming soon. Several major automakers have indicated that they’re… Read more »

Ricardo licenses Qualcomm Halo wireless charging technology

Ricardo, a consultancy business specializing in powertrain and vehicle engineering, has licensed Qualcomm’s Halo wireless EV charging (WEVC) technology. Ricardo plans to develop, make and supply WEVC systems for automobile manufacturers. Ricardo sees WEVC as an enabling technology that will drive mass adoption of plug-in vehicles by simplifying charging. Qualcomm subsidiaries will provide technical expertise… Read more »