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Polyphase Wireless Power Transfer System Achieves 270-kilowatt Charge, Sets Another World Record for Electric Light-Duty…

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have successfully demonstrated the first 270-kW wireless power transfer to a light-duty electric vehicle. The demonstration used a Porsche Taycan and was conducted in collaboration with Volkswagen Group of America using the ORNL-developed polyphase wireless charging system. The achievement surpasses ORNL’s … [continued]

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Reach Enables Wireless Power Mesh Networking for In-Flight Drone Charging

REDWOOD CITY, California — Under a BAA (Broad Agency Announcement) funded project with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Reach, the Wireless Power-at-a-Distance company developed and demonstrated a groundbreaking radio frequency (RF) based wireless power transfer (WPT) system for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The demonstration, which took place at National Aeronautics and Space … [continued]

Wireless charging. Image: Technische Universität Braunschweig.

Electromobility: Wireless Charging — Convenient & Automatable

Everyday test of inductive charging station in Braunschweig Inductive wireless energy transfer is a future-proof way of charging electric vehicles, especially for applications in public spaces. A major advantage over wired charging is the convenience for the user and the ease with which it can be automated. Initially, this charging … [continued]

Bridgestone Turanza EV tire shot on passenger side of blue Tesla.

Tesla Acquires Wireless Charging Firm Wiferion

During this year’s Investor Day event, Tesla shared a picture of a vehicle parked on top of a wireless charging platform in a garage, hinting that the company may be looking to head in that direction. Now, Tesla has officially acquired a wireless charging company based in Germany, which could … [continued]

Bridgestone Turanza EV tire shot on passenger side of blue Tesla.

Why Is Tesla Buying A Wireless Charging Company?

Word on the Straße (“street” in German) is that Tesla is acquiring the company Wiferion, a wireless charging company that has worked with more than 100 companies to provide wireless charging solutions — whether for vehicles or robots or what — since 2015. That’s according to the German arm of … [continued]

A new magnetized road surface will pave the way to in-road wireless EV charging, with Indiana leading the charge (photo courtesy of Magment).

Woke In The Streets: In-Road Wireless EV Charging Comes To Indiana

The dream of an in-road, wireless EV charging system is not so dreamy any more. Indiana is among the states developing systems that will enable electric vehicles to recharge while in motion. That’s the sort of convenience that will help more drivers make the switch from gasmobiles to electric drive, … [continued]