Kia’s Popular and Iconic Five-Door Vehicle Used to Develop Fantastic New Technology. Wireless system unplug the future of electric vehicles. Three-year development project successfully progressed from development to real-world performance
• System can wirelessly charge cars with up to 85 percent efficiency, even when misaligned
SUPERIOR Twp., MI, April 10, 2018. First off! Marking an important step in the future of electric vehicles, the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, Inc. (Mojo) have completed a three-year project to develop a fast-charging wireless power transfer system on a test fleet of Kia Soul EVs1. The project, collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, paves the way for the future of electric vehicles in which plugs are no longer necessary.
So HATCI and Mojo. It seems that they are a wireless technology company. They worked together to develop a compact wireless charging system. So darn cool.
Also, this system is capable of transferring more than 10 kW to the vehicle. So that’s for fast charging big. That’s targeting an 85 percent grid-to-vehicle efficiency. The project installed the system on five Soul EVs. In addition, they tested the car. Furthermore, they were tested in real-world applications. In addition, tests were for durability, safety and performance.
Also, the system works by using an electromagnetic field. In addition, the field is transferring energy between two coils. It’s a transmitter on the ground and a receiver on the bottom of the vehicle. The driver simply parks the car above the transmitter to begin charging. Thereby, energy sending through an inductive coupling to an electrical device. This is which uses that energy to charge the electric vehicles’ battery. The system is so efficient. It will allow some misalignment between the transmitter and the receiver. That makes it easier and more convenient. You know folks! For owner’s day-to-day use.
Also, no current plan to offer the wireless charging system on production vehicles. Or for sale cars to consumers. However and more noteworthy, the success of this development project suggests similar systems. Yes amigos. Systems going into future Kia electric vehicles. So!! Talk about the future of electric vehicles!! OMG LOL
In conclusion, the Sources are the following. They are Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI), Mojo Mobility, Inc. (Mojo) Kia Motors America and www.kiamedia.com
Finally, Note 1 means the following. Wireless vehicle charging now not available on production Soul EV vehicles.