June 5, 2022 – EV owners clearly want the option of wireless charging. Some startups are now trying to do what manufacturers won’t. A leading example is WAVE (Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification). WAVE has already demonstrated the potential of wireless charging, using its demo chargers on electric buses.
Another firm making serious strides in the area is WiTricity. WiTricity recently conducted a survey to demonstrate just how eager consumers are for wireless tech. According to the survey 96% of those who responded wanted to at least have the option of wireless charging. Meanwhile 71% find the prospect of wireless charging to be “extremely appealing”. The startup recently started working with Hyundai.
Hopefully the progressiveness of WAVE, WiTricity and Hyundai will encourage other automakers to invest some of their resources into wireless charging.