IEEE Talks Transportation Electrification

IEEE Talks Transportation Electrification is an ongoing series of Q&A articles with the IEEE experts.


IEEE Talks Transportation Electrification:  Grant Covic

Grant Covic is a Senior Member of IEEE and IEEE TEC Distinguished Lecturer who heads  inductive power research at the University of Auckland. He also co-leads the interoperability sub-team within the SAE J2954 wireless charging standard for electric vehicles (EVs). In 2010, he co-founded HaloIPT, a startup specializing in EV wireless charging technology and was joint head of research until the company‚Äôs acquisition in 2011. In this Q&A, Grant discusses why and how wireless charging will be common for EV owners, both consumers and fleets.

Question: How did the technology develop?

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