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Images of particles made from a promising battery cathode material called NMC

Transportation electrification through ubiquitous wireless charging

2018
Precourt Institute for Energy

PIs: Juan Rivas-Davila and Jonathan Fan, Electrical Engineering

 

Wireless power transfer for electrical vehicles could reduce the size of EV batteries and eventually electrify roadways broadly, eliminating most centralized charging. The researchers expect to advance wireless power transfer systems through wide bandgap materials, circuit techniques, and coil design. Simple loops of wire would eliminate the need for magnetic materials and reduce the cost of the infrastructure.