Efacec announced a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement with Qualcomm.
As an AC and DC charging station supplier, Efacec intends to also offer wireless charging options for all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Details of when we should expect new products have not been released yet.
"Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm granted to Efacec a royalty-bearing license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems for the EV Supply Equipment (EVSE) industry.
Being a global leading company providing a wide portfolio of EVSE products, Efacec strengthen its corporate vision - To be the preferred partner in delivering worldwide innovative and customized solutions for energy, mobility and the environment - through its full range of EV charging solutions, including integration in management systems, for efficient use of electric grid infrastructure. Licensing Qualcomm Halo technology enables the business to expand its portfolio to include innovative wireless EV infrastructure solutions for the global automotive industry and EVSE segment."
Pedro Silva, Efacec Electric Mobility’s Managing Director said:
“The simplicity and efficiency benefits of WEVC, for industry and ultimately for drivers, are obvious. We will commercialize WEVC infrastructure for our customers, offering smarter and cleaner ways to charge EVs, which complement the offer we have on conductive charging. We believe Qualcomm Halo technology delivers the most advanced and comprehensive WEVC technology available today.”
Steve Pazol, vice president and general manager, wireless charging, Qualcomm Incorporated said:
“We are pleased with our license agreement with Efacec; it further strengthens the Qualcomm Halo infrastructure supply network, offering EVSEs access to our advanced wireless charging inventions for EVs. Qualcomm Halo licensees can commercialize highly efficient, fit-for- purpose WEVC systems, which allow convenient, effortless charging.”