Wireless Charging

Expanding battery functioned consumer electronics devices coupled with growing preference for hassle free charging solutions are accelerating the demand for wireless charging solutions.  Wireless power transfer, popularly known as wireless charging, is as technology that enables transmits electromagnetic energy from power source to an electrical load through air gap, Wireless charging is user friendly technology that finds applications ranging from mobile devices to electric car.

Inductive coupling and coupled magnetic resonance and electromagnetic radiation are the three wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies. The inductive coupling wireless charging technology is the widely adopted technology with close to 50% of market share, as the power stability of wireless chargers using this technology is high compared to other wireless charging technologies.

Wireless Chargers – Standards

AirFuel Alliance is an authority on wireless power technology and standards, formed by merger of Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) in 2015.

Wireless Charging

Patents and Inventions:

As of December 2017, there are 5,800 patent applicants and close to 22000 inventions related to wireless charging has been published worldwide. Some of the prominent companies have IP rights of wireless charging and other related technologies includes Panasonic/Sanyo, Qualcomm/NXP, Intel, Broadcom/Avago, Apple, Toyota, uBeam, Energous, WiTricity, and others.

Competitive Landscape:

Some of the prominent players present in the global wireless charger market includes Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, NXP Semiconductors, Texas Instruments Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Integrated Device Technology, Inc., WiTricity Corporation, TDK Corporation, Convenient Power HK Limited, and Broadcom.

Electric car stock (BEV and PHEV) by country, 2005-17 (thousands)

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Objectives for EV deployment by top Countries:

China – 5 million EVs by 2020, including 4.6 million passenger light-duty vehicles (PLDVs), 0.2 million buses and 0.2 million trucks

European UnionPost 2020 proposed CO2 targets for cars and vans include benchmarks: 15% EV sales by 2025 and 30% by 2030

India – 30% electric car sales by 2030, and 100% BEV sales for urban buses by 2030.

Japan – 20 to 30% electric car sales by 2030.

United States – deployment of 3 300 000 EVs in eight states combined by 2025

Netherlands – 10% electric car market share by 2020, 100% EV sales in PLDVs by 2030, and 100% electric public bus sales by 2025 and 100% electric public bus stock by 2030.

Norway100% EV sales in PLDVs, LCVs and urban buses by 2025, 75% EV sales in long-distance buses and 50% in trucks by 2030.

 

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– Del Singh Bright,
 Market Research Analyst
Infoholic Research