‘Wireless Charging Will Be Central to the Growth of the EV Market’
Boston-based WiTricity has disclosed an intellectual property license agreement with Japan’s TDK to allow TDK to commercialize WiTricity’s resonant wireless power transfer technology for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
The promise is efficient and high performance wireless charging systems for carmakers, allowing next-generation EVs and PHEVs “to charge effortlessly by simply parking over a TDK wireless charging pad.”
“TDK will be able to offer wireless charging systems to carmakers for future rechargeable hybrid electric and battery electric vehicles,” WiTricity says, and is licensed to offer compatible automotive wireless charging sources for home, commercial, and public use.
WiTricity says it can deliver electric power safely over distance, thus eliminating charging cables. “Carmakers around the world have identified wireless charging as a key differentiator in the marketplace because of the convenience it offers vehicle owners,” the company says.
“There is widespread recognition that wireless charging will be central to the growth of the electric vehicle market,” WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen says in the TDK announcement. “We are proud to help advance the market for wireless charging with such an accomplished partner as TDK.”
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