Wireless charging of vehicles is a great promise

By magnetizing the cement, the parked vehicles would be continuously charged. They are the first to experiment with forklifts at factory sites.

Thanks to the wireless charging technology created by Mauricio Esguerra, owners of electric vehicles do not have to worry about running out of energy or what if there is no charging station nearby. A physicist and inventor for over 30 years working on technology. The one he created Magment has developed an inductive charging technique based on the technology. For the latter, it doesn’t matter if someone has an electric scooter, forklift, car, or industrial equipment, as each machine can be charged, just like electric toothbrushes or smartphones.

The core created by Esguerra is actually a magnetic cement that can be used virtually as a wireless charger either on the streets or in parking lots. If a vehicle passes through this cement or is parked on it, a magnetic field is automatically created. The man said the efficiency could be very high, up to 95 percent. During the charging process, it makes no difference whether a roller or car is moving or stationary.

The Colombian-born inventor stressed that the development and the company are based on a patent whose essence was to make concrete magnetic, which he and Ralph Lucke registered 18 years ago when they were still employees of Siemens. It was not possible to implement the idea then, but now it is. Siemens released the patent seven years ago so Esguerra and Lucke could obtain it.

Their first attempts and applications were unsuccessful, then they moved to the United States, where they were more successful. Indiana will soon have its first highway based on technology. On the road, cars will be able to travel at a speed of 90 kilometers per hour while continuously recharging their systems. They have a strong chance that their solution could play a major role in U.S. President Joe Biden’s road repair program.

The core uses magnetic materials that are recycled from electronic waste. All systems are built on site and it is possible to use either climate-friendly, low-carbon or green cement to reduce emissions from the roads created. However, the developer believed that the biggest advantage is that vehicles with much smaller batteries can travel on the roads this way and because they are charged more often, less charging capacity is also needed. For example, two-thirds of the size of the batteries can be saved for fully inductively charged trucks. In Germany alone, 6-7 million trucks are in operation and with a market share of 25 percent, emissions of up to 10-20 million tonnes of CO2 can be saved each year.

Magnetic cement can be placed virtually anywhere, even in plant areas and warehouses. Among forklift manufacturers, Kion and Jungheinrich took notice of the idea early on and have developed an excellent partnership with the company, which wants to go public this year as well. Israeli Electreon Wireless and U.S. Witricity are also present in this area and both companies have raised more than $ 50 million from investors. However, automakers are not yet interested in the technology. Esguerra stressed that they cannot wait for car manufacturers, but rather to equip roads with the system first.

Source: SG.hu Hírmagazin – Autó by sg.hu.

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