Evatran, the developer of the Plugless Power electric vehicle (EV) inductive recharging system (earlier post), and Yazaki North America have signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop and market Plugless Power technology to automotive manufacturers as a factory or dealership option.
With joint resources, Evatran and Yazaki are developing a hands-free charging system to be used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications, eliminating the need to plug in to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
The solution utilizes induction technology to transfer up to 3.3kW of power at efficiencies above 90%, allowing plug-ins to recharge as quickly as with some Level 2 conductive plug-in chargers.
Yazaki North America is a Tier 1 automotive supplier with headquarters in Canton, Mich., and is a subsidiary of Yazaki Corporation with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. As the world’s largest supplier of automotive electrical distribution systems (EDS), Yazaki has been at the forefront of the electric vehicle market since its inception with years of experience in high voltage system integration and development. Yazaki supplies products to vehicle manufacturers worldwide with a product portfolio that includes an SAE J1772 compliant Charge Coupler and assembly along with electrical components for hybrid vehicles.