Frost & Sullivan: 351,900 Inductive Charging Units Top Be Sold Globally By 2020


Frost & Sullivan have set a forward-looking goal for 351,900 inductive charging (wireless charging) units to be sold by 2020.

Wireless Charging Unit. Residential.

Wireless Charging Unit. Residential.

The involved companies in this technology will expand partnerships with Original Equipment Manufactures (OEMs) during the testing phase to ensure and strengthen the value of these products.

An analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds the annual growth of the market for inductive charging will increase at a rate of 126.6%.  Inductive charging will account for 1.2% of both public and residential charging in North America and more than 2.6% in Europe by 2020.

The market for inductive charging is claimed to grow the fastest in Europe due to several demonstration projects there, as well as commitments from OEMs and charging manufacturers.

To add, Prajyot Sathe, Frost & Sullivan Automotive and Transportation Senior Research Analyst, stated:

“OEMs such as Renault, Nissan, Daimler, Volvo, BMW and Toyota are working on the development of inductive charging for future EVs, and more than 10 automakers have announced trial tests.”

“As a result, inductive charging will soon be available in cars either as an additional feature or as an inbuilt feature.”

Inductive charging is currently available as an aftermarket solution with some appealing financing options. But the cost of purchase and installation is 30% higher than conductive charging. C

Sathe adds:

“While in the short-term 3.3 kilowatts inductive charging will be widely accepted to enable residential and semi-public charging, with time, vehicles will tilt towards 6.6 kW to enable faster charging”

“Inductive charging in stationary applications too will be most sought after in the near-term, whereas dynamic or on-the-move charging will gain traction post-2020.”

More on Frost & Sullivan can be found here.

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7 Comments on "Frost & Sullivan: 351,900 Inductive Charging Units Top Be Sold Globally By 2020"

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I can imagine using this in puplic or for Taxis. But i wouldn’t use it at home when the loading efficient is worse than with a plug.

The perfect place for it is at home. It’s where you plug in most times.
The efficiency is almost the same as plugging in so it’s at the most $5 extra per month in electricity cost.

It’s not hard to plug it in and unplug it manually but it’s convenient to have. Just like a remote to the TV instead of changing channels manually or an automatic garage door .

Someone needs to do an EMF study for inductive charging systems…

Inductive Charging Units will make ALL the difference, and in fact, they might be the key to mass EV adoption.

Vehicles can drive over inductive chargers and vehicle battery software will signal the charger to turn on and your account will automatically be charged while you eat at your favorite restaurant,

After lunch, you decide to make a trip to Wal-mart for some back to school stuff for the kids.

You realize that you are still not quite charged up so you again park over one of many inductive chargers in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

After shopping, you drive home and park over the inductive charger in your garage and the car automatically fills yet again until it’s topped out. Then automatically shuts off.

No more time consuming cords, or fumbling around in the dark or cold trying to plug in, or any such nonsense.

Inductive charging will make refueling utterly painless and ubiquitous.

OMG, Walmart is so NOT going to install EV chargers that are state of the art and cost them in additional infrastructure…

It’s a matter of charging speed. Today batteries have an average 20-30 kWh of capacity; by 2020 50-75 kWh battery capacities will be more common … providing a 160-250 mile range on a full charge.

Another way of looking a charging is the number of miles range added per minute of charging.
3.3 kW: 0.16 miles/min. ~10 MOH
6.6 kW: 0.33 miles/min ~20 MPH
10 kW: 0.47 miles/min ~28 MPH
22 kW: 1.00 miles/min ~60 MPH
50 kW: 2.25 miles/min ~138 MPH (CCS, CHAdeMO)
120 kW: 5.67 miles/min ~340 MPH (Supercharger)

*Would you prefer to pay $2000-$3000 for a home inductive charger, or similar amount to have lifetime access to a network of DC Fast Charging?

Brian H

Of course Walmart is not going to install inductive chargers to be used free of charge.

I thought I explained that. They are either going to charge you a straight fee for the electricity or tack it onto your bill in some other way.

It’s just like going to a restaurant and while you eat, your car is being charged. The restaurant is going to add it too your bill. (credit card)

Just that simple. I didn’t say this was going to be free, like Tesla Superchargers.