The future lies in wireless charging stations for electric cars

Car manufacturers are actively introducing technology. 

Continental's prototype of wireless charging of an electric car

Classic charging of an electric car is not the most convenient option, especially outside the private sector. The driver needs to get close to the terminal. Using a cable is not always convenient. And if you also use a portable extension cord, you can be quite disappointed in electric cars. Let's try to glance at perspective projects solving a problem.

All begins with the unified standards of charging stations. For this purpose there is the whole project, including concerning and wireless terminals. It is led by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the final version of the wireless charging standard is SAE J2954.

In the EU, manufacturers and operators of charging stations have teamed up to form an alliance with ChargeUp Europe to organise a quality charging infrastructure and to develop a roadmap together. This will also contribute to the development of the network and the rapid introduction of the latest scientific advances.

The final test of SAE J2954 is promised this year. Car manufacturers are actively implementing the technology. For example, BMW equips the 530e hybrid with wireless charging devices. Hyundai engineers are experimenting with similar equipment. GM, Nissan and Honda have concluded a partnership agreement with WiTricity, a leading company in the development of wireless charging system. The expected market turnover for wireless charging devices by 2027 will be 234 million, compared to 16 million today.

At the same time, the electrifying giant Tesla still focuses exclusively on fast charging. Obviously, believing that the future is only in the Supercharger.

The UK government had previously invested £3.4 million in the development and testing of wireless charging stations. The test will start with a taxi from Nottingham.

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