Analyzing the safety of wireless electric vehicle charging

WiTricity’s Senior Principal Engineer, Ky Sealy, answers the pressing questions surrounding the safety of wireless charging for electric vehicles. 

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more commonplace and car manufacturers focus on expanding their portfolio to include EVs, consumers are becoming more concerned with fuel for such vehicles. Whilst most people are aware of the hazards associated with gasoline, many may question the safety of electric vehicle charging. EV charging is safe, but wireless charging for EVs is safer. Not only are there no wires to tangle and trip over, no unsanitary handles to hold, no potential for electrocution from broken handles, and no slipping on the ice and snow to charge in bad weather, but the mechanics of charging itself is safer.

To find out more about the safety of electric vehicle charging, Innovation News Network spoke to expert, Ky Sealy. Ky is a world-renowned expert in the field of wireless power transfer and is currently involved in a leadership role in multiple standards organisations, including SAE, IEC, CISPR, ITU-R, AirFuel Alliance, amongst others. Ky represents the US as a wireless power expert and delegate for many of these standards, and consults administrations on related matters such as electromagnetic emissions, compatibility, exposure, and more. With this experience comes an extensive knowledge to evaluate the safety of electric vehicle charging.

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