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Published on February 13th, 2017 | by James Ayre


WiTricity & Nissan Collaborating On Wireless EV Charging Push

February 13th, 2017 by  

The wireless power transfer systems firm WiTricity will be collaborating with Nissan to “catalyze” the use of wireless electric vehicle charging systems and the growth of the market, according to a new press release from the company.

More specifically, the two firms will working to “ensure that wireless charging systems (for electric vehicles) will provide the high degree of interoperability, ease of use, and high efficiency that consumers expect.”

“Nissan believes in the potential of wireless charging to help advance widespread acceptance of EV motoring,” stated Kazuo Yajima, Alliance Global Director of the EV and HEV Engineering Division of Nissan. “We are very pleased to be working with a technology expert such as WiTricity to advance the state of the art for interoperability, efficiency, and user friendliness.”

The CEO of WiTricity, Alex Gruzen, commented as well: “WiTricity is partnering with Nissan to catalyze wireless charging in the EV market and move the industry forward to an interoperable future. In order for us to realize a future of transportation that is electrified, shared and autonomous, we need a wireless charging solution that works for all vehicles. We’re excited to continue working with Nissan as we march toward a global wireless charging ecosystem.”

The press release provides some background: “The WiTricity DRIVE wireless charging system allows for a charging pad on or under the ground that uses WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology to send energy to the vehicle parked above it, requiring no cables or moving parts. The DRIVE system has industry-leading efficiency and charge rates, and is capable of charging all types of vehicles ranging from low ground clearance sports cars to high ground clearance SUVs.”

For more information, see: Wireless Charging Startup WiTricity To Partner With General Motors and Toyota Licenses Wireless EV Charging Technology From WiTricity. You can also get much broader perspective on this tech by visiting our wireless EV charging archives. At the moment, Plugless is the only company offering home EV charging stations that wired.

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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