- Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles Goes Into Production
LONDON, June 6, 2011 /CNW/ - HaloIPT, the global leader in Inductive
Power Transfer (IPT) systems for wirelessly charging electric
vehicles, today announces two new strategic relationships that will
start volume production of IPT charging technology. HaloIPT will work
with Chargemaster PLC in Europe and Evida Power Ltd in Asia to bring
IPT charging to the worldwide electric vehicle industry within the
next 18 months.
Chargemaster, which has the largest number of electric vehicle charging
bays in the UK, will set up initial UK manufacturing production for
HaloIPT. This will produce the hardware that allows electric vehicles
fitted with an integrated receiver pad to charge automatically when
parked or driven over transmitter pads in the ground. By Q2 2012, this
partnership will put plans in place for Chargemaster to oversee the
delivery of fully-assembled and tested production IPT systems, ready
HaloIPT has also signed a strategic partnership with Evida Power, Ltd.,
a leading designer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery packs for
EVs. Evida, which has operations in Europe, Israel and China, is
working with HaloIPT to explore the feasibility of manufacturing 40,000
HaloIPT systems in Asia over a five-year period. These units will
become a specification option on a forthcoming electric vehicle.
David Martell, CEO of Chargemaster, said: "We have been involved with
HaloIPT since the company's formation because we can see the huge
potential of this technology for the electric vehicle market.
Chargemaster is proud to always lead the field with advanced technology
for charging electric cars. IPT technology will complement our range of
charging solutions by providing wireless charging for the future".
Dr Anthony Thomson, CEO of HaloIPT, said: "The deals with Chargemaster
and Evida demonstrate the significant momentum building behind our
systems, which is taking us beyond prototype testing and into the
production and delivery to the industry."
For further information:
Epoch PR on behalf of HaloIPT, Sarah Mulder / Helen Fitzhugh, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com, Tel: +44-(0)207-401-8001 / +44-(0)7528-37848.