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Brusa has licensed WiTricity's wireless charging technology. The German EV electronics company will commercialize the inductive charging system, which allows cars to charge cable-free by parking over a charging pad. As more automakers show interest in wireless charging, WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen says that "Brusa is well positioned to be a Tier 1 supplier to these carmakers, and we look forward to the introduction of vehicles equipped with Brusa wireless charging systems." Read more in the press release below.
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Automotive Tier 1 Power Electronics Supplier to Commercialize Wireless Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles
Watertown, Mass.– April 30, 2015 – WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced an intellectual property licensing agreement with BRUSA Elektronik AG, a leading global supplier of advanced power electronics for electrified vehicles. Under the terms of the agreement, BRUSA will license WiTricity's patented intellectual property to commercialize efficient, high-performance wireless charging systems for carmakers that will enable next generation electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to charge effortlessly by simply parking over a BRUSA wireless charging pad.
Carmakers around the world have identified wireless charging as a key differentiator in the marketplace because of the convenience it will offer vehicle owners. BRUSA's "ICS" wireless charging system, utilizing WiTricity's patented technology, can transfer power to a vehicle safely and at high efficiency, eliminating the need for the charging cables required by existing electrified vehicles. WiTricity and BRUSA are both working with a number of international standards organizations to develop standards for wireless charging systems with the goal of ensuring interoperability of wireless charging systems for EVs and PHEVs on a global basis.
"During the past year, several leading European and Japanese carmakers have publicly announced plans to introduce wireless charging for next-generation electrified vehicles," said WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen. "BRUSA is well positioned to be a Tier 1 supplier to these carmakers, and we look forward to the introduction of vehicles equipped with BRUSA wireless charging systems."