According to Market.us, the wireless charging market is expected to reach $63.7B by 2032, revenue to index 24.2% compound annual growth rate over the next 10 years (between 2023 and 2032). Wireless charging technology offers many benefits to users, making chargers easier and more intuitive to use, reducing the number of cables needed, and in some cases eliminating cables completely when charging a device. Here are three of the latest efforts taking place around the world:
EV wireless charging solution in Europe
Aftermarket automotive solutions company ABT e-Line and wireless electric vehicle charging developer WiTricity will work together to accelerate the adoption of wireless charging for EVs by deploying the first aftermarket solutions in Europe.
With extensive experience working with the Volkswagen Group (VW), ABT e-Line will initially upgrade the VW ID.4 to support wireless charging from WiTricity, with availability targeted for early 2024. ABT e-Line plans to extend wireless charging capability to additional vehicles, including the Audi e-Tron GT and Porsche Taycan as well as the Volkswagen ID. Buzz. The added feature of wireless charging is expected to not only appeal to their tech-savvy customer bases but also provide further differentiation in their respective classes.
”We're thrilled to see the simplicity and convenience of wireless charging expand to vehicles in Europe through this partnership with one of the leading companies in automotive upgrade and aftermarket solutions,” stated Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity. ”Our proven, automotive-grade charging solutions will help address many of the electrification challenges by making charging as easy as parking.”
Wireless charging solution for remote and hybrid workers
Poly—an HP company and global provider of professional-grade audio and video solutions—and wireless power technology company NuCurrent announced a partnership that is powering the next generation of devices and delivering virtual meeting equity for remote, hybrid, and on-site office workers alike.
Remote and hybrid workers need reliable technology to efficiently transition between environments, according to a recent study commissioned by HP|Poly. The Poly Voyager Free 60 Series of wireless earbuds, powered by NuCurrent is certified to the latest Qi standards and it can be quickly charged for up to 1 hour and 12 minutes of talk time after 15 minutes of charge.
”Wireless power technology is not merely a product feature,” stated Jacob Babcock, NuCurrent CEO. ”This technology can deliver significant improvements that create more meaningful product experiences, which is why we are excited to partner with Poly, a market leader in innovative communications solutions.”
Partnership to develop wireless charging technology
Electreon, has come to an agreement to jointly develop an advanced wireless charging technology built on Electreon's technology and knowledge with Toyota and Denso. The agreement follows a successful comprehensive technology evaluation conducted at Electreon's headquarters in Beit Yanai, Israel where technical teams from Toyota and Denso participated. A demonstration of the RAV4-plug-in hybrid EV charging on the wireless road was held at the conclusion of the evaluation.
The parties intend to promote technical development for the adoption of wireless charging technology through the following joint activities: co-development of an aftermarket wireless kit for current EVs to utilize wireless charging technology today; integration of the wireless technology into new cars released to the market; collaboration to shape the standardization of wireless EV charging; promotion of a joint pilot project in Japan, the US, or the EU, including commercial proof of business.
Toyota has hopes for dynamic wireless charging technology as one of the solutions that will solve the issues related to electrified vehicles. It may not only eliminate the hassle of charging practice, but also can help to reduce the battery size required in an EV or extend relative driving range. This technology may also help to distribute power demand more evenly, reducing the load on the grid and making it easier to incorporate renewable energy sources.