SHANGHAI – On October 1, the first 500 wireless NEV charging units will be put to commercial use for the first time in China, according to a d1ev.com report.
This was announced by Shenzhen Riyisheng Power Technology, Ltd. at the 6th annual Battery Expo China in Shanghai held in late August. The units will be constructed in Luoyang, Henan Province.
D1ev.com journalists on location reported that this wireless technology was a major highlight of the exposition. At Riyisheng’s platform, the charger consisted of a waist-height charging unit, along with a floor-mounted battery module. All the demonstration vehicle had to do was drive onto the module to begin charging.
According to Riyisheng CEO Liu Yongzhi, the charging unit is for use with BEVs and can provide about 2 hours of vehicle operation (or about 150 km) per 30 minutes of charging. He also noted the unit’s suitability for urban use, as the driver can leave the vehicle during charging
Riyisheng uses a parking fee addition to charge for energy, according to d1ev.com For example, if parking normally costs ¥6 ($1) per hour, then the fee for a driver looking to charge a vehicle would be ¥10 ($1.6).