Commercial Pact for Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging,
A Technology Seen as Helping to Enable Widespread EVs
Portugal-based Efacec Electric Mobility has disclosed a licensing agreement with Qualcomm aimed at commercializing WEVC/wireless electric vehicle charging technology.
“Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm granted to Efacec a royalty-bearing license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems for the EV Supply Equipment (EVSE) industry,” states a release.
Efacec says that automotive manufacturers, infrastructure companies, city planners and governments all recognize the positive impact wireless charging can have for the adoption of EVs/PHEVs, and for supporting a more sustainable transport ecosystem.
The firm says it intends to commercialize Qualcomm Halo technology “to bring to market efficient and interoperable wireless charging infrastructure solutions, eliminating the need for charging cables and simplifying the EVs charging process.”
“The simplicity and efficiency benefits of WEVC, for industry and ultimately for drivers, are obvious,” Efacec Electric Mobility managing director Pedro Silva says in his firm’s Qualcomm announcement.
‘Smarter and Cleaner’
“We will commercialize WEVC infrastructure for our customers,” Silva said, “offering smarter and cleaner ways to charge EVs, which complement the offer we have on conductive charging. We believe Qualcomm Halo technology delivers the most advanced and comprehensive WEVC technology available today.”
The pact with Efacec “further strengthens the Qualcomm Halo infrastructure supply network,” Qualcomm wireless charging VP and general manager Steve Pazol says in the Efacec announcement.
Efacec says that the Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology offers an improved level of magnetic interoperability through its BiPolar base pad architecture, allowing “highly efficient coupling to various vehicular pad architectures such as Circular, Solenoid, and the advanced Double D magnetics.”
Efacec notes too that it provides a wide portfolio of EVSE products, as its “corporate vision is to be the preferred partner in delivering worldwide innovative and customized solutions for energy, mobility and the environment through its full range of EV charging solutions, including integration in management systems, for efficient use of electric grid infrastructure.
“Licensing Qualcomm Halo technology,” Efacec says, “enables the business to expand its portfolio to include innovative wireless EV infrastructure solutions for the global automotive industry and EVSE segment.”
Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a subscription.
Source: Efacec Electric Mobility with Fleets & Fuels follow-up