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Wireless Charging Technology For EVs

The world we live in today has started going wireless. If you look around yourself, your phones and now even their chargers are wireless.

Similarly, you use the internet wirelessly and you know how convenient your life has become as a result of this.

The need for wireless EV charging is immense, owing to the inconvenience of plugging in your EV to an electric car charger every day.

Once you go wireless, you realize how convenient it is if the same process is performed wirelessly.

Wireless chargers are important for EVs. That’s because if you can just park somewhere and your car starts charging without having to fiddle with flimsy cables, the world becomes a much better and more convenient place.

Benefits Of Wireless EV Chargers

Well, for starters, the biggest benefit of EV chargers is the ease they offer to everyday users.

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There’s no need to carry wires or even of plugging into a wired system outdoors. That would clear the clutter and not just look good aesthetically but also be much easier to operate.

If you can’t fathom how wireless EV chargers can benefit us, just think about why we feel so inclined to shift over to wireless chargers for our smartphones. Besides this, we try to find cars that support Apple CarPlay & Android Auto wirelessly.

The user interface of the wireless charger is much easier to operate because it eliminates the need for an EV owner to interact with the charger. Rather such owners only need to park their EV at the designated spot and start charging their vehicle.

Besides this, I feel that these wireless chargers are much more difficult to hack into mainly

Is The World Finally Ready For Wireless Charging Technology

Aside from EVs, the world has already shifted to wireless technology. However, it appears that this is too early for charging purposes because such chargers are still significantly more expensive than wired chargers.

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Once R&D is committed to these chargers, they will finally become mainstream, and the world will be ready for wireless charging technology.

How Does This Technology Work?

Wireless chargers operate based on inductive coupling between coils. A magnetic field is formed between these coils, and capacitive coupling between the metal electrodes allows power to be transferred wirelessly.

To charge an EV wirelessly, the vehicle’s batteries must be placed over the coils, and the vehicle will begin charging immediately.

Barriers To Wireless Charging

One of the major barriers to wireless charging, as previously discussed, is the high cost of these chargers.

This prevents even companies and governments that are eager to transition to the EV segment from installing large-scale wireless EV chargers.

Another major barrier, for the time being, is that these chargers only work for a short distance, which means that the distance between the charger and the EV must be very limited.

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Aside from that, the charger and the vehicle must be perfectly aligned. The wireless charger will not work properly if they are not aligned.

In everyday parking situations, this is difficult to achieve and is easier said than done. As a result, for the time being, most users believe that using wireless EV chargers is more of a hassle than a convenience.

Final Verdict

While EV wireless charging technology appears promising, it is still a long way from becoming a mainstream reality.

We have high hopes for this technology because it will greatly benefit EV drivers in the near future.

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