Electreon Signs an Agreement to Develop Wireless Charging Technology to Achieve Carbon Neutrality with TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION and DENSO CORPORATION
24 March 2023
Electreon has come to an agreement to jointly develop an advanced wireless vehicle kit i.e vehicle receiver based on Electreon's existing technology and knowledge with TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION and DENSO CORPORATION. The agreement follows a successful comprehensive technology evaluation conducted at Electreon's headquarters in Beit Yanai, Israel in which technical teams from TOYOTA and DENSO participated. A demonstration of the RAV4-PHEV charging on the wireless road was held at the conclusion of the evaluation.
The parties intend to promote technical development and adoption of wireless charging technology through the following joint activities: co-development of an aftermarket wireless kit for current electrified vehicles to utilize wireless charging technology today; integration of the wireless technology into new cars released to the market; collaboration to shape the standardization of wireless EV charging; collaboratively promote a joint pilot project in Japan, the U.S. or the EU, including commercial proof of business.
To achieve a carbon-neutral society, TOYOTA will provide solutions and options to as many customers around the world as possible. TOYOTA has hopes that dynamic wireless charging technology will serve as one of the solutions that will solve the issues related to electrified vehicles. It may not only eliminate the hassle of charging practice but also can help to reduce the battery size required in an EV or extend relative driving range. This technology may also help to distribute power demand more evenly, reducing the load on the grid and making it easier to incorporate renewable energy sources.
DENSO is committed to achieving a carbon-neutral society by striving towards zero CO2 emissions in manufacturing, reducing emissions from mobility products by contributing to the electrification of cars, and achieving zero CO2 emissions in everyday energy use. As a tier 1 manufacturer of automotive components with a global presence, DENSO places great importance on utilizing cutting-edge technology to provide solutions. Being greatly impressed to discover the extent of Electreon's innovation and technology maturity, DENSO recognizes that partnering with Electreon aligns perfectly with its vision of creating a more efficient and sustainable future. The company eagerly anticipates combining its expertise with Electreon's innovative technology to take wireless charging to the next level.
"We are honored to partner with TOYOTA and DENSO — two of the leading and most respected companies in the global automotive industry, to provide an overall game-changing solution with Electreon's technology," said Oren Ezer, CEO and Co-founder of Electreon. "This partnership will make wireless charging accessible to a diverse and wide range of drivers and will demonstrate the many benefits of wireless charging as a cost-effective clean solution for charging EVs as well as a catalyst in reducing EVs' carbon footprint."
Within the next few months, the Parties will execute a detailed joint development agreement for all the joint activities mentioned above.
This joint development is expected to revolutionize the automotive industry by providing a smart and efficient way to charge EVs. The collaboration between Electreon, TOYOTA, and DENSO is a testament to their commitment to advancing technology and providing innovative solutions to their customers.