Wireless charging for electric vehicles is being prepared by China. In fact, the project is probably in full development and it is not excluded that it will occur soon enough.
In particular, the Asian Electricity Council (China Electricity Council) ratified and published national standards for electric vehicles with wireless charging, i.e. without plugging in.
These will be based on MRI technology, which is being developed by WiTricity, a Massachusetts-based wireless energy transfer company that has previously worked with Chinese car manufacturers and unveiled such solutions three years ago.
Over the past four years WiTricity has been actively involved in wireless charging of electric vehicles in China through its work with the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI), China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) and CEC.
With over 1400 patents issued and pending worldwide, WiTricity has declared twenty Chinese patents as “basic standards” in GB standard systems. China’s car manufacturers and their first-level providers rely on this standard to determine the wireless charging of EVs, to be developed in China.
WiTricity has worked with the GB Standard Committee on many important technical issues, including efforts to align China’s standards with other international standards (SAE J2954, ISO19363, IEC 61980), to be published in 2020 and 2021, the WiTricity press release said.