Fleets to help in wireless charging project for EVs in the UK
The project sees HaloIPT, which develops Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) systems for wireless charging electric vehicles, team up with the UK's Chargemaster, which provides electric vehicle charging stations, to manage the build, manufacturing and infrastructure planning for HaloIPT systems in the UK.
This partnership will see the two firms develop an effective process for delivering wireless charging to the UK EV market. The two firms are aiming to implement several dozen units over the next two year by teaming up with a number of partners in trials, evaluation projects and commercial fleets.
Chargemaster will set up initial manufacturing production for HaloIPT in the UK to produce the hardware that allows electric vehicles fitted with an integrated receiver pad to charge automatically whilst parked or driven over transmitter pads buried into 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 including primary and secondary pads, power supplies and associated controllers, ready for deployment.
Anthony Thomson, CEO of HaloIPT, commented: 'We have been delighted with how the trial cars Chargemaster have been using since Q4 2010 have performed and we are now excited to see our technology move out of the initial test vehicles and onto the roads in force. The UK is a key target market for HaloIPT and we are delighted to be working with Chargemaster who are excellently positioned to enable the EV market to take full advantage of our technology, in a cost effective and speedy manner.'