ACT News 2017


EnerDel Trumpets 20 Million Transit Miles

September 13, 2017 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids, maintenance, milestones, transit, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Milestone for Vigor + Lithium Ion Replacement Units

“Vigor+” brand lithium ion replacement battery packs – ESS units, for energy storage systems – for hybrid buses have logged more than 20 million miles of service and “are playing a major role in fueling the company’s resurgence as a major U.S. manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion battery systems,” according to a release yesterday.

Wave WEVC for AVTA Gets UL Field Nod

February 27, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, transit, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

High-Power Wireless Charging for AVTA’s BYD Buses

Salt-Lake City-based Wave reports UL/Underwriters Laboratories field evaluation certification of its 50-kilowatt unit for Southern California’s Antelope Valley Transit Authority.

Qualcomm Supports Preh’s WEVC Work

November 8, 2016 in Companies, EVs, EVSE, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Germany’s Preh to Employ Qualcomm Halo Technology

Qualcomm has disclosed an agreement with Preh GmbH for the German supplier of automotive power electronics and connected vehicle systems to use Qualcomm Halo technology in WEVC/wireless electric vehicle charging products.

qualcommpreh“Preh will include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio and will focus on commercializing WEVC systems for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers,” Qualcomm says.

“Based on the agreement, Preh intends to develop, make and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo technology.”

Double D Magnetics

Preh is developing automotive WEVC systems based on Double D magnetics, Qualcomm says, “which deliver high power, superior performance in an industry-leading small vehicle package size.”

Qualcomm wireless charging VP/GM says in the release that his company’s technology “covers all aspects of WEVC systems, allowing Preh to deliver highly efficient, safe and flexible systems to meet the market needs.”

Preh was founded in Germany in 1919. The present-day Preh is a unit of China’s Joyson Group.

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Source: Qualcomm with Fleets & Fuels follow-up


Canada’s Elix Claims Safer WEV Charging

October 13, 2016 in EVs, EVSE, New Products, Technology, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Rotating Permanent Magnets to Reduce Radiation
As Vancouver Company Gets China Investment Boost

Vancouver-based Elix Wireless is promoting a method of electrical wireless power transfer – MDC, for magneto-dynamic coupling – it says is safer for electric vehicle charging in that it emits far lower levels of potentially hazardous electromagnetic radiation than competing inductive charging technologies.

Qualcomm & Lear Have WEVC License

July 27, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Lear ‘to Develop, Make and Supply’ Using Qualcomm Halo Technology

Qualcomm and Lear Corp said this morning that they’ve entered into a license agreement for WEVC/wireless electric vehicle charging. Lear is to manufacture equipment to charge EVs inductively using Qualcomm Halo technology – no plugging-in.

SAE Issues Report on Wireless Charging

July 19, 2016 in EVs, EVSE, milestones, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Expects Standard on Wireless EV Charging Next Year
As TIR J2954 Said to Be ‘A Milestone Industry Guideline’

SAE International’s wireless electric vehicle charging task force is making increasingly rapid progress toward a standard for equipment to allow electric vehicles to charge inductively, with no need for plugs and cables. The WEVC standard, for which a TIR/technical information report has just been issued, carries SAE’s J2954 designation.

AVTA Picks Wave for High-Power WEVC

June 6, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, transit, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging for Transit Bus Fleet

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority board has selected high-power wireless electric vehicle charging equipment from Utah’s Wave to help charge its new fleet of 100% battery-electric buses. The target is 250 kilowatts, AVTA says. updated June 7

Wireless EV Charge: Commercial in 2017?

August 11, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Studies, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Luxury Market First, Then the Mass Market, Says Strategy Analytics,
Which Suggests that Wireless Charging Could Be ‘Dominant’ by 2028

Wireless electric vehicle charging, with its promise of game-changing convenience, could be commercial as soon as 2017, with luxury EVs preceding the mass market, says a new study by Strategy Analytics.

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