Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo

Wireless charger for electric CVs gets 2014 launch

Set to launch under the company’s Momentum Charger brand, the inductive charging equipment offers a powerful charge for electric commercial vehicles over a 12-inch gap.

The technology is weatherproof and automatically adjusts to suit the vehicle’s battery, and Momentum said pricing will be the same or lower than a wired charging unit.

Andy Daga, the company's chairman and CEO, explained: ‘The ability to deliver high power to multiple classes of vehicles reliably and automatically is transformational. Wireless charging presents a value proposition that is essential to accelerate the sale and use of electric vehicles.’

Real-world trials are ongoing. Momentum has just delivered two Ford E-450 buses, converted to electric power and equipped with inductive charging hardware, to the Pennsylvania regional transportation authority.

The buses are said to offer an 80% reduction in fuel costs compared to the original V10 petrol engine.

Alex Grant

The author didn't add any Information to his profile yet.

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.