Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS) and InductEV have recently signed a new agreement that aims to advance wireless charging technology for commercial vehicles. DMS, a large-scale, US-based assembly provider, will bring its operations, manufacturing, quality by design, and supply chain expertise to InductEV, allowing the latter to more quickly scale to meet customer demand.
InductEV enables electric commercial fleet vehicles to charge their batteries on route while using clean renewable electricity. The PA-based company has now deployed its wireless induction solution worldwide, with 18 patents granted and 23 in process.
Under the terms of this agreement, DMS will:
- Manufacture InductEV’s hardware, including in-ground and under-vehicle inductive pads.
- Manage InductEV’s supply chain and procurement.
- Use engineering expertise to facilitate high quality, design for manufacturing and assembly.
- 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 our proprietary engineering,” said Barry Libert, chairman and CEO of InductEV. “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.”
DMS currently handles manufacturing for the Ford EV F-150 Lightning, demonstrating its expertise in advanced electric vehicle components and systems production. InductEV’s patented technology is currently being used in locations throughout North America and Europe, including Washington State, Indianapolis, Martha’s Vineyard, and in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The company is poised to announce the largest commitment by a US port facility to its wireless charging technology.
“We recognize and applaud InductEV’s efforts to wirelessly electrify commercial fleets, the biggest contributor in transportation to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide,” added Bruce Smith, chairman and CEO of DMS. “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.”
InductEV’s proprietary, on-route wireless charging solution shifts EV charging to daytime use of renewables. It reduces the need for large EV batteries, lowering vehicle costs, and eliminates the need for recycling by extending battery life by a factor of 4-8X. Wireless charging also enables the broad deployment of autonomous vehicles.
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