Charged EVs | Ideanomics checks WAVE’s 500 kW wi-fi charger at Port of Los Angeles


Industrial EV specialist Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) has efficiently examined WAVE’s 500 kW wi-fi charging system on the Port of Los Angeles. In a check, WAVE’s system totally charged a Class 8 electrical truck in lower than quarter-hour. (Ideanomics acquired WAVE in 2021.)

Development and charger set up on the Port of Los Angeles is underway, and Ideanomics expects the primary 500 kW charger to enter service in 2023.

The venture was supported by an $8.4-million DOE grant. The newly-passed Inflation Discount Act (IRA) supplies greater than $75 billion in applications and tax credit to affect business autos, and a few of these applications are particularly aimed toward heavy-duty autos working at ports and warehouses.

Ideanomics calls wi-fi charging the best answer for any fleet operator with autos serving a set route. “In logistics, the place minutes and seconds rely, totally automated and unobtrusive high-power wi-fi charging retains autos powered up throughout often scheduled stops,” says the corporate. It additionally “permits for smaller batteries and fewer chargers, leading to lowered car weight and prices.”

Ideanomics plans to supply EVs and charging by way of an “As a Service” mannequin. An unnamed e-commerce firm is partnering with Ideanomics to deploy wi-fi charging and EVs on a subscription foundation for a flat month-to-month charge.

“We’re exhibiting that right this moment, proper now, electrical heavy-duty autos can function 24/7, topping off their cost whereas the work is occurring,” says Robin Mackie, Ideanomics Mobility President. “The advantages of this expertise are crystal clear—fleet operators turn into extra environment friendly by slicing out car downtime in any other case spent filling up or plugging in at a central depot.” 

Supply: Ideanomics


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