Safe inductive energy transfer for electric vehicles

This project aims to use theoretical field research results developed at Chalmers and use them to build a new type of wireless charging solution for electric vehicles (EVs), and also to study biological effects of the technique. Wireless charging is believed to be important to make EVs easier to use. The project is divided into two main tracks. First track is planned to study biological effects caused by magnetic field that is used for the energy transfer. Today, no research is performed that study health effects of these requencies and energy amounts. Focus of second track is to build a wireless energy transfer prototype for implementation into EVs. The underlying technology is based on strong coupled magnetic resonance using a unique patented fields design. The project is a collaboration between university, institute and industry with a goal to develop technique with minimized biological effects, thus also possible long term health effects.

Participants

Tomas McKelvey (contact)

Professor at Signals and Systems, Signal Processing

Thomas Rylander

Docent at Signals and Systems, Signal Processing

JOHAN WINGES

Doktor at Signals and Systems, Signal Processing

Collaborations

Beinzero AB

Göteborg, Sweden

QRTECH

Mölndal, Sweden

Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik

Gothenburg, Sweden

Vattenfall

Stockholm, Sweden

Viktoria Swedish ICT

Göteborg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding years 2014–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Transport

Area of Advance

Energy

Area of Advance

Sustainable Development

Chalmers Driving Force

More information

Latest update

2016-03-31