Charged EVs | Phoenix Motorcars and InductEV collaborate on wireless EV charging

Phoenix Motor, a manufacturer of electric transit buses and commercial EVs, has partnered with wireless charging pioneer InductEV (formerly Momentum Dynamics). The companies will develop software, hardware and cooling and electrical systems to integrate InductEV’s wireless charging pads with Phoenix’s electric drive systems.

This strategic partnership will provide Phoenix’s customers with the option to select wireless inductive charging.

As execs from the company then called Momentum Dynamics explained to Charged in a 2022 interview, wireless charging is not just about convenience—implemented properly, it can unlock significant cost savings by enabling fleet operators to run routes with smaller batteries and fewer charging stations, and extending battery life.

“Wireless charging is well-suited for fixed route applications such as airports, seaports, hotels, and municipal and school bus markets,” said Phoenix CEO Denton Peng. “InductEV’s modular platform and small footprint allow Phoenix to successfully adopt InductEV’s technology on our medium-duty vehicles and offer our customers a cleaner and more versatile charging solution.”

Phoenix has already accepted orders for wireless charging of its Class 4 shuttles and expects to deploy its first wireless charging-capable shuttle buses later in 2024.

“We’re delighted to partner with a well-regarded industry OEM like Phoenix,” said M. David Dealy, President and Chief Commercial Officer, InductEV.  “The use cases for Phoenix’s medium-duty vehicles align perfectly with InductEV’s wireless charging approach to the commercial transport market.”

Source: InductEV