Momentum Dynamics has announced a wireless system that offers the ability to charge at both high (50-75 kW) and low (7-22 kW) power thanks to a "dual-power" mode, which the company sees as nothing less than "a major breakthrough with enormous implications for the EV industry."
The US developer, which specializes in inductive charging systems for electric vehicles, is playing less on the maximum charging power and more on the effects in practice. Until now, inductive charging systems have been designed for only one purpose - such as wireless charging of low-power cars in the home garage or charging of heavy-duty vehicles with high power. A car designed for home inductive charging at 7 kW cannot use charging plates with higher power until now.
This is supposed to change with the "dual-power" mode. According to Momentum Dynamics, a vehicle equipped with such a system should be able to charge "at any location and make optimal use of the available energy". In other words: In addition to "slow" installations with 7 to 22 kW in one's own garage or in public parking lots, it is also possible to use inductive chargers with high power - which are mostly built in public spaces.
All the user has to do is park their vehicle over the charging pad - the system itself detects the possible power and controls the charging process accordingly. The company now sees the "decisive advantage" in precisely this communication, which runs automatically in the background, and the flexibility gained in terms of charging power.