MAHLE licenses WiTricity technology for electric vehicle wireless charging
07 February 2019
MAHLE, a top 20 global Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, has entered into a technology license for access to WiTricity’s patented wireless power transfer technology.
MAHLE is a well-known international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. Access to WiTricity wireless energy transfer technology will enable MAHLE to develop additional innovative solutions for e-mobility.
This addition to the MAHLE portfolio provides us with a crucial element for the long-term acceptance and expansion of e-mobility. We believe this technology offers strong market potential. Our solution will enable fast, reliable and highly efficient charging.—Dr. Jörg Stratmann, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of MAHLE
WiTricity technology licensing agreements have been announced with Toyota, Aptiv (formerly Delphi), TDK, IHI, Shindengen, Daihen, BRUSA, and Anjie Wireless. WiTricity is also collaborating directly with leading carmakers to drive global standards for wireless charging systems. Standards initiatives include the SAE International, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), STILLE, China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC), China Electricity Council and the Chinese Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI).