Wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging uses near field charging technology, where electric vehicles are charged using resonant magnetic inductive power transfer. This technology uses components such as charging pads and power control unit where energy is transferred between base charging pads and vehicle charging pads using electromagnetic induction, which helps to charge the battery of electric vehicles. Furthermore, wireless charging is also known as inductive changing or cordless charging as it does not require any wire or cable to charge the vehicle.
Increasing demand for electric vehicles in the emerging economies such as India and China is expected to increase adoption of wireless EV charging over the forecast period.
The demand for electric vehicles is increasing in the countries such as India and China, owing to growing EV buying trend, favorable government regulation to reduce vehicle emission, and fast developing EV infrastructure, which is expected to increase demand for wireless electric vehicle charging over the forecast period. For instance, according to the Global EV Outlook, in 2018, China was the largest electric car market with 1.1 million units electric cars sold, which contributed around half of the global electric car fleet in 2018 with total number of 2.3 million electric cars.
Furthermore, government policies is expected to influence the electric vehicles market to grow in India. For instance, in March 2019, Government of India approved the second phase of “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India” (FAME India) scheme, where government is expected to reduce the purchase price of hybrid and electric vehicles in India and is focusing on implementation of electric vehicles for public or shared transportation in the near future. These factors are expected to drive growth of the wireless electric vehicle charging market during the forecast period.
Moreover, high initial cost to setup wireless charging infrastructure for charging electric vehicles is the major restraining factor for global wireless EV charging market. For charging an electric vehicle wirelessly the vehicle and charging stations requires installation of vehicle charging pads and base charging pads, which are available at high price. These factors are expected to hamper market growth over the forecast period.
Wireless EV charging Market Taxonomy
On the basis of charging station type, the global wireless EV charging market is segmented into
- Commercial Charging Stations
- Home Charging Stations
On the basis of component, the global wireless EV charging market is segmented into
- Base Charging Pad
- Power Control Unit
- Vehicle Charging Pad
On the basis of charging type, the global wireless EV charging market is segmented into
- Dynamic Wireless Charging System
- Stationary Wireless Charging System
On the basis of power supply range, the global wireless EV charging market is segmented into
- 3 to <11 kW
- 11 to 50 kW
- Above 50 kW
On the basis of vehicle type, the global wireless EV charging market is segmented into
- Passenger Cars (PC)
- Electric Commercial Vehicle (ECV)
- Electric Two Wheeler
On the basis of region, the global wireless EV charging market is segmented into
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East
Major players operating in the global wireless EV charging market include Bombardier Inc., Continental AG, Elix Wireless, Evatran Group Inc., Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Qualcomm, Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH, Toshiba Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Witricity Corporation, ZTE Corporation, and Hevo Power.