“The benefits of implementing wireless charging technology in electric vehicles far outweigh the challenges. The technology not only offers a solution to the safety and convenience issues currently inhibiting electric vehicle adoption, but also presents an opportunity to change consumer behavior," said Kirsten West, Principal Analyst with WTRS. “Combined with wireless communication technology, wireless charging could further abstract the maintenance and care of electric vehicles turning them truly into transportation tools and away from devices that require thought and attention. In a very real sense wireless charging technology offers the equivalent change for consumer usage of the vehicle as cell phones with integrated downloadable third party applications and location and accelerometer capability has done for communications.”
The WTRS Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles Emerging Technology Report 2011 analyzes and forecasts the market for wireless charging technology in electric vehicle applications. The report includes an evaluation of the emerging technology in both consumer and mass transportation market segments.