What's Happening With Wireless Charging? Has Any Progress Been Made Recently?

Wireless charging is becoming increasingly popular when it comes to mobile devices, so why can’t the same be said for electric cars? Well, some automakers have dabbled in the area. Back in 2020 McLaren released a wireless charging pad for the Speedtail, a hybrid hypercar. BMW also explored wireless charging, offering prototype wireless chargers to a handful of 530e customers in Europe and the US in 2018-19 (but the idea was never pursued any further). 

EV owners clearly want the option of wireless charging. And 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. The Massachusetts-based company is developing technology that uses magnetic resonance to allow wireless transfer over distance. WiTricity already has serious backing, receiving tens of millions in funding in the past few years. The startup recently started working with Hyundai. The pair are developing a wireless charger for the Genesis GV60, check out the below video to see it in action.

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