Detroit Manufacturing, InductEV partner for wireless charging solutions

A bus with a ground assembly for wireless charging
A bus with a ground assembly for wireless charging.

Detroit Manufacturing and InductEV announced a partnership Tuesday for wireless commercial vehicle charging solutions. 

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Detroit will share its operations, manufacturing and other expertise to InductEV, which it says will allow the company to more quickly scale to meet customer demand. InductEV, based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, offers solutions that allow commercial fleets to charge batteries on route using clean, renewable electricity. The company holds 18 patents and has 23 in process.

Detroit will manufacture InductEV hardware, including in-ground and under-vehicle inductive pads; manage InductEV's supply chain and procurement; facilitate high-quality design for manufacturing and assembly; and co-develop design optimizations to prepare for a 100-fold increase in production volume. 

"We couldn't be more pleased to have a manufacturing partner, known for its high standards and operating rigor, combine forces with out proprietary engineering," says Barry Libert, InductEV chairman and CEO. "Our complementary areas of expertise will enable us to meet the growing demand from commercial fleet owners and operators, as well as intermodal facilities and ports, for our advanced, AI-managed wireless charging solution." 

InductEV technology is being used throughout North America and Europe. 

"We recognize and applaud InductEV's efforts to wirelessly electrify commercial fleets, the biggest contributor in transportation to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide," says Detroit Chairman and CEO Bruce Smith. "We look forward to bringing our manufacturing, quality and supply chain expertise to this partnership and creating a successful venture that will help reduce this sector's carbon footprint at a considerable cost savings for all involved." 

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