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What Will Accelerate EV Adoption

Research finds that wireless charging significantly increases the likelihood of a consumer purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) in the U.S. For those already intending to purchase an EV, their likelihood to purchase increased 40% – from 60% to 84% – when presented with wireless charging as an alternative to plugging in. The increase was even…

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How Will Disabled Drivers Access EV Chargers?

A recent article in Automotive News Shift Report focused on making chargers accessible for disabled drivers. “The federal government will spend billions of dollars building a network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers. Will drivers with disabilities be capable of accessing them? That’s a question with few firm answers. As a push for infrastructure that supports…

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Wireless Charging: Providing Accessibility AND Freedom

A few weeks ago we did a blog post where we interviewed D’Arcee Neal, a disabilities advocate who shared some of his frustrations about dealing with electric vehicle chargers. “Frustrating. Maddening. Disappointing. And painful.” But as you know, seeing is believing. Here is a video of what D’Arcee deals with in the day-to-day charging of…

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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…

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On the road to wireless charging

Alex Gruzen, CEO of wireless charging company WiTricity, has seen [wireless] evolution take place across multiple industries during his career in consumer electronics, from laptops to Wi-Fi technology. The idea of wireless always begins as an expensive, optional feature, until it suddenly becomes universal. “I see us going through the exact same trend here,” Gruzen…

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Smart mobility can fuel smart cities

Electric bikes and electric scooters pave the way for a cleaner future Today’s cities are straining under the weight of needed infrastructure improvements, traffic jams, increased air pollution, and more. Add tight budgets, over-taxed citizens, and competing priorities, it’s no wonder today’s futurists are striving for a cleaner and more efficient tomorrow. Smart Cities –…

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Wireless Charging in Action

In 2017, the Halo Division of Qualcomm – now part of WiTricity – demonstrated dynamic charging on a track outside Versailles. The track was operational for two years and proved the legitimacy of dynamic charging and the benefits it could bring. What’s more, this historic track would interoperate with and charge EVs today if outfitted…

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WiTricity Appoints Joe Benz as Chief Legal Officer

Watertown, MA – April 6, 2022 – WiTricity, the leader and pioneer in wireless charging for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced that it has hired former Boeing and Ford Motor Company executive Joe Benz as its first General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Benz will be responsible for developing and leading the company’s legal strategy….

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Charging Needs to be Accessible. For Everyone.

by Eric Cohen Most people driving EVs approach charging stations and never think about much more than how long it’s going to take to charge their vehicle. Imagine, however, living your life in a wheelchair, wanting to charge your EV, and encountering a picture like this one: How exactly would you get to the charger?…

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