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Is Wireless EV Charging the Better Way?

Wireless car charging will take a small step forward early next year as New York University installs roadway-based magnetic resonance chargers that look like manhole covers.

The chargers, weighing approximately 50 pounds apiece, will be embedded in the pavement and sit flush with the roadway. Electric vehicles that park above them will be able to recharge at power levels as high as 10 kW, meaning that a large plug-in hybrid battery could theoretically be refilled from 20 percent to 80 percent in as little as an hour.

”What we’re making here is the fueling station of the future,” Steven Monks, chief operating officer of HEVO Power, told Design News. “Drivers don’t want to get out of their cars to charge up when it’s raining. And many aren’t comfortable holding a 240V line. This works better with their expectations of electric vehicle technology.”

HEVO Power predicts that wireless charging stations (in the black circles that look like manhole covers) will enable electric delivery trucks to recharge in ‘green loading zones.’ (Source: HEVO Power)
HEVO Power predicts that wireless charging stations (in the black circles that look like manhole covers) will enable electric delivery trucks to recharge in “green loading zones.”
(Source: HEVO Power)

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University will use the devices to recharge the school’s electric security vehicles. The charger package consists of transmitter and receiver units, including coils, capacitor banks, inverters, converters, and printed circuit boards. Transmitters will be located in glass composite containers in the roadway, while receiver units will be housed onboard the electric vehicles. The devices will recharge the batteries of parked EVs across an air gap via a magnetic field.
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