Pull the plug: How wireless charging makes autonomy a reality

Wireless charging for electric and autonomous vehicles —whether owned by a consumer or managed by a fleet company—is not only inevitable but the technology is available now. Self-driving electric cars for consumers or fleet operators offer a promise of safer streets, more efficient mobility, convenience, and benefits to the environment. According to McKinsey, commercial and…

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Wireless charging could halve TCO for last-mile EV fleets

A new study, carried out by WiTricity, showed that in a standard plug-in model, EVs are essentially taken out of service to charge but switching to wireless charging frees EV fleets from such forced downtime. WiTricity compared the use of 50kW plug-in charging to 24kW wireless charging with the fleet running two eight-hour shifts, leaving…

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Wireless charging ‘frees’ EV fleets from downtime, says WiTricity

Last-mile electric vehicle (EV) fleets using wireless charging technology, saved up to 50% in total cost of ownership (TCO), a new report from WiTricity suggests. In a standard plug-in model, EVs are essentially taken out of service to charge: a driver moves the EV to the charger, plugs in, and there the EV remains until sufficiently charged, it…

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Q&A: WiTricity CMO Amy Barzdukas on Wireless Charging for MD Trucks

Even in these early days of battery electric vehicles, charging cables are already proving to be potential problems. They can be heavy and unwieldly, they are trip hazards, and if it hasn’t already happened, drivers are bound to drive off without first unplugging, or just leaving the cable laying on the ground. Is wireless charging…

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Genesis EV can be charged without a plug

Electric vehicles are cutting the cord. The Genesis GV60, the first electric car from Hyundai’s luxury car line, is capable of wireless charging, the Korean company announced last week. The compact SUV was revealed Thursday, and with it came the additional announcement of a wireless charging option from American company WiTricity. The EV will use the…

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WiTricity Names Amy Barzdukas As Chief Marketing Officer

WiTricity, the company wirelessly charging the future of mobility,  announced it has hired Hewlett Packard (HP) and Microsoft marketing veteran Amy Barzdukas as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Barzdukas will be responsible for leading global marketing for WiTricity, driving the company through its next wave of growth as electric vehicles (EVs) with WiTricity’s patented wireless charging…

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Baystate Business: Disney, EV’s, Covid (Radio)

Bloomberg Baystate Business for Thursday, May 13th, 2021 – Ben Kowalski, Cirrus Aircraft, on their parachute-equipped airplanes (2:57) – Anne Mostue reports on the new state plan to bring employers into the vaccination program (13:37) – Bloomberg News investigative reporter Michael Riley on the Bloomberg exclusive about Colonial paying ransom to the hackers who shut…

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WiTricity Extends Recent Funding, Totals $52 Million

WiTricity, the company wirelessly charging the future of mobility, has announced an additional $18 million to its previously announced October fundraise of $34 million for a total of $52 million. The extension included investments from Tony Fadell’s Future Shape and other private investors. Fadell also joins WiTricity’s newly formed Board of Advisors. Stage 1 Ventures…

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These Companies Want to Charge Your Electric Vehicle as You Drive

Enthusiasm for electric vehicles has long been held back by concerns about battery life, but what if drivers were able to charge their cars while driving? Several automotive, utility and infrastructure companies are testing technology that promises to allow electric cars, buses and trucks to charge on the move. The process, known as dynamic charging,…

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