WiTricity to launch wireless charging system for Tesla Model 3

Credit: WiTricity

WiTricity announced this week plans to launch a wireless charging system for the Tesla Model 3.

The company claims the Halo Charging System can deliver up to 11kW of wireless charging power, enough for 35-40 miles (56km-64km) of driving range per hour, an amount roughly equivalent to most Level 2 home charging systems.

WiTricity says they have been testing the system on a 2018 Model 3 since October 2021, and that a full recharge takes about six hours.

Their engineers are also working on a system for the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and a number of other electric vehicles (EVs).

The system will consist of just three components – a receiver installed on the vehicle, a wallbox connected to a power source, and a charging pad connected to the wallbox to be placed on or in the ground.

The system will initially only be available in the US later this year as part of a “limited beta.” The company plans to make it more broadly available in 2023, but did not specify where, only to say more details will be released later this year.

If you live in the U.S. you can register for the WiTricity Halo™ beta program at https://info.witricity.com/halo.

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