Wireless EV Charging Market to boost with Development of new Charging Technology that can provide Highest Power Level in Smallest of Package
Posted On September 17, 2021
Electric Vehicles (Evs) are fast becoming a vast industry; however, in to maintain this steady growth, their charging requirements need to be seamless, simple and safe. Only in this manner, the product's mass adoption can be accelerated. In addition, this would also ensure an autonomous future for the world. Development is going in the sector, and a company has licensed a wireless charging technology for EVs. The system would be a massive contribution towards the advancement of the Wireless EV Charging Market as it can provide the highest power levels to the world in small packages. In fact, makers are optimistic that eventually, the system would help EVs get charged while being driven at high speeds.
The license is given to HEVO, Brooklyn based company by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). It is known to cover ORNL's novel polyphase electromagnetic coil that can supply the highest power density possible, i.e. 1,500 kilowatts (1.5 Megawatts per square meter). The statistics as per the data are already around eight to ten times better than the present technology. Further, the surface power density also supports higher power levels in a lighter coil, thus solving the problem of adding range-sapping weight to EVs.
Moreover, the license also mentions the inclusion of ORNL's Oak Ridge Converter, which reduces the need for one of the power conversion stages previously required for wireless power transfer. nOn the whole, the system leads to a more compact and cost-friendly infrastructure.
The most significant benefit of the technology is that it would open up new transportation sectors to electrification. It is not only limited to charging one's vehicle rather quickly but also about providing long-haul trucks with the ability to convert electricity. The issue has been extremely hard to accomplish until now as the trucks were during up a large portion of vehicle fuel.
ORNL is also in the midst of developing a dynamic charging system that would further support the electrification of heavy-duty trucks. Currently, these trucks need massive battery packs, which result in added weight of significant amount while also increasing the vehicle's cost. However, with the introduction of dynamic wireless charging on interstates, one would be able to decrease the capacity requirement for the onboard battery while simultaneously alleviating rage anxiety.
This new, highly efficient wireless charging system is an incredible breakthrough for the EV market and would help decarbonise the transportation sector.