Renault puts dynamic wireless charging to the test
Renault has demonstrated dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging on two Kangoo Z.E. vehicles.
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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