BRUSA to Commercialize Wireless EV Charging
WiTricity Corp. 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. BRUSAâ€™s â€œICSâ€ wireless charging system, utilizing WiTricityâ€™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.
â€œDuring the past year, several leading European and Japanese carmakers have publicly announced plans to introduce wireless charging for next-generation electrified vehicles,â€ said WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen. â€œBRUSA 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.â€