Evatran and Swedish Agencies to Install PLUGLESS Systems across Sweden for Europe’s First User Trial of Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Technology

18 May, 2015 - 16:23

Press release from Evatran 2015-05-18

18 Month Trial Pairs Evatran with Corporate and Municipal Partners across Sweden

RICHMOND, VA May 11th, 2015 – Today, Evatran and Swedish officials announced they are prepared to install over twenty PLUGLESS wireless Electric Vehicle (“EV”) charging systems in locations across Stockholm, Uppsala, and Gothenburg. The research program, termed WiCh (Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles), aims to test the effect of wireless charging on the usage of electric vehicles in real life conditions. Evatran, the leader in wireless EV charging, has been installing its PLUGLESS systems with individual drivers and fleets across the US and Canada for the past 14 months. This will be the first large-scale demonstration of its technology outside North America.

Stefan Pettersson, research manager at Viktoria Swedish ICT, commented on the importance of wireless EV charging, “Our research indicates that wireless charging can be an important piece of the puzzle in getting more people to drive on electricity instead of less environmentally friendly options. We see this demonstration project as a research area where we have the opportunity to test the technology with real users.”

Evatran and Sweden’s WiCh program, with financial support from the Swedish Energy Agency, worked together over the past nine months to prepare the trial.  Preparations included a first phase with several test installations, rigorous performance and safety testing of the Plugless system, and planning to ensure accurate benchmarking and data collection for the study.

“We’re excited to be part of this first-of-its-kind trial in Sweden,” commented Rebecca Hough, Evatran CEO and Co-Founder. “While we have focused on rolling out our technology to customers in North America, it is important to spread the word about the significant impact that wireless charging can have on overall EV adoption and usage across the world.”

The WiCh research project is led by the research institute Viktoria Swedish ICT in collaboration with the Swedish actors Gatubolaget of Gothenburg, City of Stockholm, the Swedish Radiation Safety Agency, Test Site Sweden Lindholmen Science Park and Vattenfall. The project is carried out with financial support from the Swedish Energy Agency. More information about the WiCh Program can be found at www.wich.se.

About Evatran

The PLUGLESS™ Level 2 EV Charging System, developed by Evatran™, offers the ultimate in convenience and simplicity for today’s electric vehicle driver. Completely eliminating the plug-in process, the PLUGLESS system ensures the EV owner is getting the maximum electric range out of his electric vehicle by ensuring that every time he parks, he’s charging. The system also has the industry’s only safety certification from Electronic Testing Laboratories (ETL).  After two years of field trials with partners such as Google, Hertz, and Duke Energy, the PLUGLESS System was made available to individual Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt owners in 2014. Since then, PLUGLESS system sales have increased exponentially and the system is now installed at homes across North America.  To learn more about the PLUGLESS L2 or to order a system for your own EV, visit www.pluglesspower.com.