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Development of an efficient and robust wireless inductive charging system for material handling electric vehicles

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€3 546 405
EU Contribution
€2 482 484
Project Acronym
MagCharge
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-EIC-2021-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Electric vehicles (EVs) are paving the way for a greener future. They can help ease dependence on fossil fuels and reduce the impact of transportation emissions on climate change. This is why technology to facilitate the charging of EVs is so important. Currently, incorporating charging infrastructure for EVs in logistics is complex and costly. In this context, the MagCharge project funded by the European Innovation Council will build on a solution that offers a combination of inductive wireless charging technology with the robustness of concrete. The main element is the MagPad that works like magnetised concrete with an embedded coil. It is a wireless power transmitter pad made using Magment’s patented magnetisable concrete material, which consists of a coil for inductive transmission.

Objectives

In the EU, transportation of goods generates about 28% of total CO2-emissions and consumes 37.5% of total EU energy production. Current intra logistics systems include internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and EVs. However, the incorporation of charging infrastructure for EVs in logistics comes with cost and challenges. Within this context, the MagCharge is a unique solution that offers a combination of inductive wireless charging technology with the robustness of concrete, which is vital for industrial applications. The MagCharge core element is the MagPad, a wireless power transmitter pad made using Magment's patented magnetizable concrete material, which consists of a coil for inductive transmission whose efficiency is >95%. It is also perfectly suitable for inductive charging roads as it works with any cover layer (both concrete and asphalt).

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.3.1 - The European Innovation Council (EIC)
HORIZON.3.1.2 - The Accelerator
Other Programme
HORIZON-EIC-2021-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-01-02 Green Deal innovations for the Economic Recovery

Partners

Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
€2 482 483

Technologies

Technology Theme
Electric road vehicles
Technology
Inductive charging station
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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