Stellantis has HEVO working on wireless charging

HEVO, a US provider of inductive charging technology, announces cooperation with Stellantis. The merger of PSA and FCA wants to start charging Stellantis electric vehicles wirelessly. A demonstrator is underway.

HEVO appears relatively new but has been working on wireless charging for electric vehicles since 2011. Still, the Stellantis deal is the biggest by far and is already underway. To start with, HEVO and Stellantis will demonstrate charging a Chrysler Pacifica PHEV without plugging in this year. They also mention a 50 kW wireless fast-charging project to follow suit without going into detail.

HEVO claims its technology has a 95 per cent efficiency rating (third-party certified) and is compliant with SAE and UL wireless charging standards.

Their name is short for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Optimization and mirrors the company’s values of Honesty, Empathy, Vision, and Optimism.

Stellantis was formed in 2021 and combined Groupe PSA’s Peugeot, Citroen, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall brands with FCA’s Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, and Maserati.

HEVO’s Chief Commercial Officer, Vic Peltola, said on the deal that they were “energised by Stellantis’s commitment” and stressed the diverse product lineup.

The demo project with Stellantis will show Level 2 wireless charging on a Chrysler Pacifica PHEV at the company’s office complex in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

HEVO is based in Brooklyn, New York City. Other deals include a contract to supply more than 100 wireless EV charging stations to recharge vans for hire and hail via Dollaride in New York. The project is funded through the Clean Transit Access Program (CTAP). HEVO says that 120,000 daily commuters rely on the network of dollar vans to connect them to public transit hubs within NYC. The $10 million CTAP prize will fund the electrification of these fleets, including the charging infrastructure from HEVO.

In December, HEVO also partnered with AUSEV, a remanufacturer of right-hand drive vehicles in Australia. The companies will demonstrate wireless charging in the Australian market. (Stellantis), (NYC) (Australia)


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