EV startup ENRX won a $13.3 million bid to construct in-road infrastructure for inductive charging. Through enabling charging while driving, the technology could eliminate range anxiety and revolutionize the EV industry.
With the rise of EVs, gas-centric infrastructure could soon become obsolete. The shift towards EV-based transportation is a multi-billion-dollar market, and electric micro-mobility companies like Civilized Cycles are seeing increased investment.
Powerful Charging At Highway Speeds
ENRX’s “dynamic wireless charging” technology uses a proprietary receiver pad installed on the underside of EVs to deliver up to 200kW of power to the vehicle’s battery, while it’s still traveling at freeway speeds. This allows drivers to charge their EVs while on the move and save time to get to their final destination.
What sets ENRX apart from similar technologies is its higher power delivery capacity and its compatibility with various EV models and battery types since the receiver units can dynamically adjust power output. The company’s infrastructure is weather-proof and maintenance-free and can be used for mining operations, construction sites, and bus lanes as companies expand toward EV heavy equipment.
ENRX’s contract signifies the growing interest in wireless EV charging solutions. The planned in-road installation in Detroit is being developed by Israel-based Electreon to establish a wireless charging infrastructure for cars at rest or on the move.
EV ownership could be made more convenient, and the transition to sustainable transportation can be accelerated with ENRX’s groundbreaking technology.