WiTricity brings you the first wireless charger for electrical vehicles, and you will love it. This wireless charging for EV is easy, safe, and energy efficient. The company helped in setting new SAE standards to ensure that its equipment and devices are compatible with all electric vehicles.
Here is the next big thing in electric vehicles, wireless charging by WiTricity. Lately, vehicles with wireless charging are under production in South Korea and China. Chief marketing officer of WiTricity, Amy Barzdukis said, â€œWe hope to have vehicles with factory-installed wireless charging in the U.S. and Europe in the next two or three years.
Wireless EV charging â€” like wireless charging of phones and other devices â€” is as efficient as plugging in, and safe for people and pets. It’s compatible with pacemakers and other embedded medical devices and passes standard tests for electromagnetic interference.â€
The wireless charger is installed between the wheels towards the front of the vehicle. The charging spot is around 8 inches by 6 inches, and you can monitor the charging with the screen placed inside the vehicle.
This charger is compatible with all depots serving numerous EVs, homes, and public parking facilities. Though the company has not disclosed the prices yet, it is estimated to be somewhat similar to the current 240V chargers.
This charging station delivers an impressive 11 kW of power, resulting in remarkably fast charging times. But still, it may take a couple of hours to fully charge your EV, but it will be less than the current wired connections.
There is about 18 inches of gap between the receiver and the charging pad. This pad is either placed on top of or integrated into the parking surface. Pamposh Zutshi, senior director of product management of WiTricity said, â€œYou’ll never forget to start charging again. Just Park and walk away. Snow and ice aren’t a factor. The magnetic resonance works through snow, and heat from the pad melts ice.
The pad’s temperature isn’t near enough to be a safety concern for people, animals or buildings. We have a charger in an exposed parking lot at our Zurich office, where it’s cold and snowy. We’ve never had a problem.â€
The company helped in developing new SAE standards for wireless charging to ensure its equipment is compatible with all vehicles. Also, it is made safe for animals and humans coming in contact with it. Its magnetic resonance is harmless, but the charger can sense a living animal within 1.25 inches range of the charging pad.
In such a case, the wireless charger shuts off and sends an LOD or live object detection alert to the vehicle. The same notification is sent to the phone application of the owner and to resume the charging owner needs to press reset.
New fourth generation chargers by WiTricity will scan the surroundings every 30 seconds to ensure if the live object has departed or not. In case nothing is sensed, it will resume charging itself.
This wireless charging for electric vehicles is both smart and efficient that can come in handy in houses with pets and kids.
WiTricity’s solutions offer more than just power transfer
WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology is the foundation of their overall solutions. The specifically designed low loss resonators allow high efficiency.
Its design and technology underwent rigorous testing by the United States Department of Energy. Then it has been demonstrated to be the most efficient and compatible system available.
About the company
WiTricity was founded in 2007 to commercialize a new technology for wireless electricity. It was invented and patented by a team of physicists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The company became the exclusive licensee of this patented MIT intellectual property. The company is actively developing the core technology and additional intellectual property. They aim to take this invention and apply it to electric vehicle wireless charging.