Electric cars: Soon, charging electric cars in China may become wireless

Electric Cars China

BEIJING: China is planning to introduce standard wireless charging for electrified vehicles based on WiTricity Technology.

The China Electricity Council (CEC), on May 6, introduced a set of national standards for electric vehicle wireless charging.

Wireless charging makes charging as simple as parking your car and walking away, ensuring that full battery capacity and range are seamlessly available to the driver.

Wireless EV charging with WiTricity’s magnetic resonance technology delivers the same power, efficiency and charge rate as conventional plug-in charging methods with no compromises.

Wireless EV charging is not just convenient, it is critical for the automatic charging of future fleets of autonomous vehicles, such as robotaxis or delivery vans.

“WiTricity’s patented technology is foundational to the Chinese national standard (“GuoBiao” or GB standard) for wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging ratified and published by the China Electricity Council (CEC) on April 28, 2020 and announced on May 6, 2020. Standardization is critical to large-scale deployment of wireless charging for Electric Vehicles (EVs), both in China and around the world, allowing any equipped EV to use any standard wireless charger,” China Electricity Council (CEC) said in a release

Chinese automakers and their Tier 1 suppliers rely on the GB standard committee to define the EV wireless charging solution to be deployed in China.

The ratified standard is now a major market enabler for deployment on vehicles and in public charging infrastructure. WiTricity has worked closely with the GB standard committee on several significant technical matters.

“It’s a significant milestone for WiTricity to have our patented wireless charging technology embraced in the Chinese GB national standard. China is the world’s largest EV market, the global EV trend setter, and a key market for WiTricity. Following our close work with CEC, CATARC and CEPRI, we’re thrilled that GB standard is published, creating a clear path for automakers and their Tier 1 suppliers in China to implement wireless charging,” said Alex Gruzen, WiTricity CEO. “We are proud of the work we’ve done in China to make EV ownership more appealing to everyone with our hands-free wireless charging.”

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