Charging cars, fleets, or any other vehicle with electric engine today happens based on cables. It is the straightforward solution with restrictions when it comes to comfort.
The higher the power that shall be transferred gets, the heavier are the required cables. Handling heavy, dirty cables at rainy weather in not really appealing, and doesn’t feel like the future-proof solution for the electric cars of today. Even worse when you think about the future of electric vehicles, which will autonomously operate. Who will plug and un-plug the vehicles?
Wireless inductive charging is widely discussed in the industry. It can be assumed that basically every car manufacturer has already gained experience with wireless charging. Key success factor for the technology are interoperability of systems of different manufacturers. IPT is at the forefront of this development.
BiPol: 20 kW Charge System tested with Porsche and Smart
InterOp: 3 kW Charge System amongst others tested with Streetscooter, and a further developed system with fork lift trucks