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WiTricity signs Nissan for EV wireless charging, shores up the market

Last month saw the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) select a circular coil design to become the standard all automakers must use for wirelessly powered EVs – called SAE J2954. The decision effectively crowned WiTricity the heir to the automotive wireless charging throne, if there is going to be one. The coronation was properly marked this week by a new licensing partnership with the manufacturer of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle – Nissan. Back in 2006 a bunch of MIT researchers believed that by adding magnetic resonance to the equation of wireless charging, they could improve the range of wireless charging. They were correct and quickly moved to monetize the discovery. Their company, WiTricity, holds the foundational patents for resonant…

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