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Renault puts dynamic wireless charging to the test

By / 6 months ago / UK News / No Comments

Renault has demonstrated dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging on two Kangoo Z.E. vehicles.

Dynamic charging demonstration

The dynamic charging demonstrations took place at the 100-metre test track, built by Vedecom at Satory, Versailles, near Paris.

Carried out in partnership with Qualcomm Technologies and Vedecom at a test-track near Paris, the demo showed how both vehicles can receive a charge of up to 20 kilowatts at speeds up to, and in excess of, 62mph (100kmh).

The trial forms parts of the €9m FABRIC project, partly-funded by the European Union, which addresses the technological feasibility, economic viability, and socio-environmental sustainability of wireless dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC).

Eric Feunteun, electric vehicle program director, Groupe Renault, said: “We see dynamic charging as a great vision to further enhance the ease of use of EVs, and the accessibility of EVs for all.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.