WiTricity Working With GM To Test Wireless EV Charging System

Posted by HardOCP News 11:31 AM (CST)

Wednesday December 21, 2016

A wireless EV charging system like this one would be great for paid parking lots. You could just pull in, choose to pay for parking and/or charge your car, do your shopping and come back to a fully charged car.

WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced it is working with General Motors (GM) to test an advanced wireless charging system prototype for electric vehicles. The companies are working together to test WiTricity’s Drive 11 park-and-charge system, designed for maximum efficiency and interoperability across vehicle platforms. The prototype testing focuses on wireless charging systems at 7.7 and 11 kW charge rates, capable of charging both battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and extended range electric vehicles (EREVs), and is intended to comply with standards proposed by SAE International’s J2954 Committee.