Florida International University (FIU) is seeking a business partner to develop and commercialize a mobile electric charging system that can be used for charging electric vehicles both statically and dynamically.
The number of Electrical vehicles (EVs) continue to grow as part of the overall transportation fleet. However, what has not grown is the EV battery charging infrastructure. Two of the most common methods of charging EVs include the direct plug-in and wireless power transfer (WPT). Although the direct plug-in method is currently in more widespread use, WPT tends to be more convenient and is robust with respect to operating environments and minimizes the chances of shock and electrical sparking.
FIU inventors have developed a mobile electric charging system that can be used for both static (at rest) and dynamic (while in motion, e.g., while driving down the road) charging applications. Dynamic charging can be useful for EVs that need power while driving down the road (e.g., emergency situations when there is a power failure or the EV batteries are empty or dysfunctional. Static charging can be particularly useful at events or destinations, where permanent charging facilities are unavailable or overflow capacity is needed. The electric charging system includes a chassis, a power source connected to the chassis, a power control system connected to the chassis and the power source, and a wireless power transmitter deployment structure connected to the chassis and the power control system. The power source can be one or more of an electric grid connection, a battery, a generator and solar panels.
Charging EVs wirelessly
- Static and dynamic charging
- High charging efficiency
- Ease of use/ Wireless