ElectReon unveils wireless charging of electric truck

World's first dynamic technology helps charge vehicle while driving on a public road

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ElectReonElectReon has completed the deployment of 1.65 km of a dynamic wireless charging system on a public road in Gotland, Sweden, which is the largest deployment of its kind in the world.

The company is involved in developing and implementing Wireless Electric Road Systems that wirelessly charges commercial and passenger electric vehicles while driving.

Oren Ezer, CEO of ElectReon Wireless, said, “Charging a long-haul truck while driving on an electric road that is open to the public is an exceptional technological achievement coming after years of intense development.”

He added: “The achievement brings us closer to our goal of revolutionizing the field of electric vehicle charging and we thank the strong support from Trafikverket that enabled this to take place in Sweden. Soon we expect to test our urban application when an electric bus will start testing in our pilot project in Tel Aviv.”

Fully electric

The fully electric long-haul truck was charged by the road while driving at various speeds of up to 60 km/h on a 200-meter electric road segment, with an average transfer rate of 70 kW from the road to the receivers and into the truck’s battery.

The system reached stable operation with consistent results, and testing confirmed that snow and ice do not affect the wireless charging capabilities. The Company proved the robustness of its proprietary cloud-based software by remotely operating, monitoring, and testing the system from the Company’s headquarters in Israel.

The company completed the deployment of 700 meters of dynamic charging segments on a road in Ramat Aviv and a wireless charging station at the Tel-Aviv University train station bus terminal.

(With inputs from Automotive Lead Research Team)

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