- What is the key technology being developed for the wireless EV charging market?
- Which companies are developing wireless EV charging?
- What are the drivers for wireless EV charging infrastructure?
- Why should large companies invest in wireless charging technology specialists?
- What actions must firms take to prepare for the coming rollout of wireless charging?
- What effects could wireless charging have on the EV market?
The Disruptive Potential of Wireless EV Charging
The market for EVs has been growing steadily during the last decade, and the prospects look good for stronger growth in the future for both consumer and commercial vehicle electrification. Governments at all levels are passing legislation for cleaner air and offering support for the development of more efficient electric transportation. Investment in battery mass production has been a key factor in lowering EV costs, and wider availability of charging infrastructure is another powerful motivator for the market.
Wireless charging has been under development for about 2 decades and is at the point where global standards are ready for final approval with the agreement of all the major players. Increased convenience is the initial driver of consumer sales, but the adoption of wireless charging by fleets also has the potential to influence future EV design. Both static and dynamic charging have enormous potential beyond simply eliminating the chore of plugging and unplugging cables.
This Navigant Research report examines the current state of wireless charging for EVs. It provides an overview of the key players operating in the market today and examines some recent new entrants. The study also explores the potential benefits of successful technology investment and how this technology might influence the nature of EVs in the future. Detailed and actionable recommendations are provided on how charging station and vehicle manufacturers can make the most of this emerging technology.
- City managers
- Fleet managers
- EV charging suppliers
- Energy utility companies
- Energy supply firms
- Automotive OEMs
- Tier One suppliers
- Investor community
Wireless Charging Is Transitioning from R&D to Production
Magnetic Resonance Makes Inductive Coupling Practical for Vehicles
Scaling Wireless Charging for Multiple Vehicle Types Is a Challenge
Standards Consolidating, Enabling Technical Advances
Auto Industry Supply Chain Integration Is Slow but Underway
Evatran Plugless Power
Suppliers Behind Target to Bring Wireless to Market
Premium Automakers First to Produce Wireless Option
Wireless Charging Can Influence the EV Market
Convenience and Safety Can Be Marketed to Warrant Price Premium
Emerging Auto Industry Disruptions Portend Advantages for Wireless
Dynamic Wireless Charging Has High Costs and Compelling Advantages
Wireless Capacity Limited by Onboard AC Charger
Forecast for Wireless EV Charging Is Strong
Alternatives to Wireless Charging Abound
EV Industry Should Prepare for Disruption and Acquisition
Test Wireless Charging Grid Integration Potential
Avoid Future Costs by Preparing Now
Position for Acquisition
Support the Bright Future of EVs – and Wireless
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