Watertown, Mass. – May 4, 2021 – WiTricity, the company wirelessly charging the future of mobility, today announced it has opened an office and product development lab in Auckland, New Zealand, to be led by long-time wireless charging experts, Michael Kissin and Jonathan Beaver. For over a decade, Kissin and Beaver have contributed to innovations that led to the first wireless charging integrations with electric vehicles (EVs). They now bring their unmatched experience to WiTricity’s Auckland lab, where they will build and lead a team of wireless charging experts.
The New Zealand location will enable further collaboration with the world-leading wireless charging research labs and commercial licensing arm of the University of Auckland. The university, which is home to more than 40 Ph.D. and postdoctoral researchers working on wireless charging, will provide a local source of talent for the new WiTricity lab. The company also intends to expand its collaboration with its advisory board member Dr. Grant Covic, professor of engineering at the University of Auckland.
“New Zealand has been home to incredible innovation for wireless charging and the future of mobility,” said Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity. “The research team at the University of Auckland and Dr. Covic have brought a unique and critical perspective to the deployment of wireless charging across a range of applications. With the opening of our new space, we look forward to further collaboration with the incredible resources at the university and in New Zealand to advance seamless global adoption of EV wireless charging.”
WiTricity is the global industry leader in wireless charging, powering a sustainable future of mobility that is electric and autonomous. WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology is being incorporated into global automakers’ and Tier 1 suppliers’ EV roadmaps and is the foundation of major global standards developed to support wide-scale adoption. Advancements like dynamic charging of moving vehicles, and the charging of autonomous robots and vehicles without human intervention all depend on WiTricity technology. See how WiTricity enables a magically simple, efficient charging experience.