Posts Tagged: Wireless EV Charging

HEVO to commercialize ORNL’s dynamic wireless charging technology

The DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed its wireless charging technology to Brooklyn-based HEVO. The system is designed to provide high power levels in a small package, and also supports dynamic charging, which could one day allow EVs to be charged while in motion. HEVO will work with ORNL to further develop the technology… Read more »

Sprint Power develops components for wireless charging trial for fleet vehicles

Sprint Power, a British firm that specializes in electrified propulsion systems, power electronics and battery systems, is leading a UK government-backed project that aims to demonstrate the suitability of wireless charging technology for fleet vehicles. Funding for the wireless charging project has been provided by Innovate UK, a public body designed to drive research and… Read more »

SAE WPT Task Force urges FCC to support wireless charging standard

SAE International’s Wireless Power Transfer and Alignment Task Force is urging the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act to support the commercialization of wireless charging operating in the frequency band of 79 kHz to 90 kHz. The SAE task force consists of more than 150 international experts representing automakers, suppliers, users, national laboratories and… Read more »

IPT Group acquires Primove wireless charging technology

The IPT Group, a holding company that owns wireless charging solution manufacturer IPT Technology, has acquired the inductive charging technology portfolio Primove from Bombardier. “By acquiring Primove we’re complementing our existing IP and product portfolio and speeding up our product-to-market plans,” says IPT CEO Richard van den Dool. Both IPT Technology and Primove are conducting… Read more »

KAUST team assesses deployment of dynamic wireless charging in cities

By applying statistical geometry to analyze urban road networks, KAUST researchers have advanced their understanding of how dynamic wireless charging systems might influence driver behavior and city planning in a future dominated by EVs. The study, published in the IEEE Open Journal on Vehicular Technology, used tools from stochastic geometry to establish a framework that… Read more »

Ideanomics acquires wireless charging specialist WAVE

Ideanomics, which describes itself as “a global company focused on the convergence of financial services and industries experiencing technological disruption,” has agreed to acquire 100% of privately-held Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE). Founded in 2011, and headquartered in Salt Lake City, WAVE is a pioneer in the field of inductive (wireless) charging solutions for medium-… Read more »

Scottish university plans trial of wireless charging hubs

Heriot-Watt University, located near Edinburgh, Scotland, is planning a trial of wireless charging using electric delivery vans. The joint project with the City of Edinburgh Council and Flexible Power Systems (FPS) is due to start in the spring. It will involve specially-adapted vans, with charging equipment from Momentum Dynamics. The agency Innovation UK provided funding… Read more »

Wireless charging provider WiTricity raises $34 million in venture capital

Wireless power transfer specialist WiTricity has closed a $34-million investment round. Stage 1 Ventures led the round, and investors included Air Waves Wireless Electricity and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). The infusion of capital will enable WiTricity to continue its wireless power platform development and expand its intellectual property portfolio. WiTricity is actively engaged with key standards… Read more »

SAE publishes Wireless Charging standard

SAE International has published a new global standard that specifies both the vehicle-side and charger-side requirements for wireless charging of EVs. The new standard, SAE J2954, was more than a decade in the making. In 2007, when SAE began its research, there were few EVs on the market, and wireless power transfer (WPT) may have… Read more »

Link Transit’s 10 new BYD buses come with Momentum Dynamics wireless charging system

Following a phased reopening of its Lancaster, California manufacturing plant in mid-May, BYD is back to building electric buses. The company’s first post-closure delivery completed an order of 10 battery-electric K9S buses to Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington. The K9S 35-ft electric bus seats up to 32, has a range of 215 miles, and can… Read more »