Toyota Signs With WiTricity Over Wireless Charging

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid 1 photo
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Toyota’s wireless recharging system is one step closer to becoming real as the Japanese automaker signed an intellectual property (IP) license agreement with WiTricity, granting the automaker access to the wireless charging technology for future plug-in hybrids and EVs.
"WiTricity's mission is to make wireless charging available as widely as possible, and this announcement is a significant step toward accomplishing that mission," WiTricity CEO Eric Giler, said in a statement. "We envision a world in which wireless charging accelerates the adoption of clean, green electrified vehicles. To have Toyota, the world's leading carmaker, licensing our intellectual property, underscores the importance of the technology."

WiTricity is one of the few companies producing wireless vehicle charging technology. Their systems offer up to 25 kW, with the company’s systems for passenger cars outputting from 3.3 kW to 6 kW, while those for fleets and small buses are in the 10 kW - 25 kW range.

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