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Wireless charging trial launches in Sweden

The Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles (WiCh) project is aimed at testing how the units perform under real-world usage, and follows similar trials in the United States and Canada completed over the previous 14 months.

Testing will take place in Stockholm, Uppsala and Gothenburg, working in collaboration with Gatubolaget of Gothenburg, City of Stockholm, the Swedish Radiation Safety Agency, Test Site Sweden Lindholmen Science Park and Vattenfall.

Stefan Pettersson, research manager at Viktoria Swedish ICT, which is leading the project, said: “Our research indicates that wireless charging can be an important piece of the puzzle in getting more people to drive on electricity instead of less environmentally friendly options. We see this demonstration project as a research area where we have the opportunity to test the technology with real users.”

Rebecca Hough, Evatran CEO and Co-Founder, added: “We’re excited to be part of this first-of-its-kind trial in Sweden. While we have focused on rolling out our technology to customers in North America, it is important to spread the word about the significant impact that wireless charging can have on overall EV adoption and usage across the world.”

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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