POPULAR YOUTUBE SHOW “FULLY CHARGED” ACKNOWLEDGES EV WIRELESS CHARGING BY MOMENTUM DYNAMICS AS “REVOLUTIONARY AND CHANGEABLE”
Host and EV expert Jack Scarlett: ‘I feel like I’m watching something that will play a major role in our lives for years to come’
MALVERN, Pennsylvania, April 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ –. The electric vehicle experts behind the popular online show Fully Charged turned to Momentum Dynamics and its wireless electric vehicle charging system, calling it “game-changing electric car technology.” With over 875,000 subscribers, Fully Charged is one of the most popular electric vehicle-focused shows on the web, exploring the latest electric vehicle technologies from around the world.
“The implications of this technology will blow your mind“, host and EV expert jack scarlet told viewers after seeing Momentum’s wireless capabilities in action on the streets of Oslo, Norway. “This is a hugely underrated EV technology.”
Scarlett went on to write in her show blog, “Every once in a while, I get a glimpse of the future. That is, being shown a product or technology that is so awesome, so revolutionary, that makes so much sense, that I feel like I’m watching something that will play a major role in our lives in the years to come. I felt that when Momentum Dynamics showed me their wireless charging Jaguar I-Pace.“
The featured segment John HollandDirector of European Markets at Momentum Dynamics, presenting one of the from Oslo wireless charging Jaguar I-Pace taxis while driving on one of Momentum’s integrated wireless charging pads. The vehicle began charging to over 50 kilowatts within 3 seconds of pulling the charging cradle; that’s less time than it takes to unbuckle your seat belt and open the door. Inductive charging does not require the driver to leave the vehicle – an important safety feature that cannot be matched by manual plug-in charging.
“The implications of this technology are incredible“, Scarlett explains to viewers.”You can drive this vehicle all day without even noticing the charge. Charging happens opportunistically as you need it. This means you can fit these vehicles with much smaller batteries, making them cheaper, kinder to the planet, lighter and easier to drive. It’s incredible.”
The producers of Fully Charged set up a test to see if the I-Pace Taxi could still receive high-powered wireless charging even through a thick block of ice, to replicate conditions typically found in colder northern climates. The test was successful as the car immediately accepted the load at the same high power level as before the ice block was introduced.
Scarlett noted that the adjacent traditional plug-in chargers were “a bit of an eyesore”. His co-host agreed that wireless chargers presented a dramatic visual improvement over plug-in chargers. “In big cities, it frees up that space that you would have to use for big charging stations. You could just have these rugs on the floor.“
In addition to Oslo project, Momentum also recently announced an exclusive partnership with Volvo Cars in Sweden where a fleet of taxis are also equipped with wireless charging capabilities.
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