Steps towards a Powerful Charging Infrastructure


Owners of electric cars still have to search for charging facilities, and hope that one of the coveted charging stations is currently free. Then they have to wait until the battery has completely recharged.

A much smarter approach would be to charge the battery wherever the vehicle is parked anyway: In the parking lot at the town hall, the sports field or the shopping center - simply and by means of induction, similar to the wireless charging of smartphones and smartwatches. Instead of a single, long charging phase, several short charge cycles would ensure that the battery is sufficiently charged.

Within the context of the federally funded "LaneCharge" research project, EDAG, an engineering service provider in the automotive industry, has developed and applied for a patent on a process for the inductive charging of battery electric vehicles. On the one hand, this enables weaknesses of previous systems in the charging process to be overcome. On the other, it will make installation of the infrastructure far less expensive. This means that not only vehicle owners but also municipalities, companies and infrastructure operators benefit from the innovative charging technology.

In cooperation with the University of Hannover and other technology partners, the innovation is to be tested at the train station in Hannover, where two electric cabs will be quickly and easily charged while waiting for passengers.

Jochen Rohm, the Embedded Systems Development Engineer at EDAG who is supervising the "LaneCharge" project, can answer any questions you might have on the solution developed by EDAG.

Register now and download our white paper "Inductive Charging – but Smart", which presents the opportunities and added value of wireless charging for municipalities and users.

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** EDAG Group: EDAG Engineering Group AG, EDAG Engineering GmbH, EDAG Production Solutions GmbH & Co. KG, EDAG aeromotive GmbH