Wireless EV Charging Technology
The world is shifting towards Electrified Mobility, to reduce the carbon emissions caused by fossil-fuelled vehicles. Two of the major issues in EV adoption are the Traveling Range and Charging Process. Wireless EV Charging Technology could be a solution to the issues related to the charging process. In wireless EV charging, the EVs can be charged by just parking it in a parking spot or at your garage, or even during driving you can charge the EV.
So, one of the important selling points in the EV world may be wireless charging. However, wireless EV charging is yet to really arrive.
It is good to share that the wireless EV charging company HEVO is in collaboration with Stellantis. The duo will start implementing Level 2 wireless charging in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The brand on which the project will run will be a Chrysler Pacifica PHEV. If this demonstration project works well in 2023, the companies will move on to 50 kW wireless EV charging. If all goes well, wireless EV charging will be offered to Stellantis EV customers.
Stellantis has its headquarters in Amsterdam. It is one of the largest automakers in the world. Stellantis is in the area of design, development, manufacture, and sale of automobiles. The company bears the brands like Abarth, Chrysler, Citroën, Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, DS, Jeep, Maserati, Mopar, Opel, Ram, Lancia, Peugeot, and Vauxhall.
HEVO is an American provider of inductive(wireless) charging technology, based in Brooklyn, New York City. The company looks relatively new they are working on wireless charging for EVs since 2011. However, the Stellantis collaboration is the biggest by far and is already in process.
The company claims its wireless EV charging technology has a 95 % efficiency rating (grid-to-battery, third-party certified). The wireless charging technology is compatible with the wireless charging standards as given in SAE and UL standards.
HEVO stands for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Optimization. However, the is built on values of Honesty, Empathy, Vision, and Optimism.
Just last year, HEVO partnered with AUSEV, to demonstrate wireless EV charging in the Australian market. AUSEV is a remanufacturer of right-hand drive vehicles in Australia.
Before going in for mass adoption of HEVO’s wireless EV charging technology, the early applications will include logistics and transit fleets.
The technology could be a boon for disabled drivers who could benefit from accessible and “The Americans with Disabilities Act” (ADA) -compliant charging.