From the Guest Editor - Jason Lai
Wireless power transfer was first demonstrated by Nicola Tesla about 120 years ago. The technology was recently adopted for possible transportation applications. This special issue of the IEEE TEC Newsletter gathers three articles focusing on the update of technology development for electric vehicle charging with different wireless power transfer technologies including the inductive power transfer, capacitive power transfer, and roadway power transfer. These articles intend to cover some interesting and important aspects including the historical development, technology fundamentals, and technical barriers. The major takeaway is what lies in the future for research and development and for the market acceptance.
About the Newsletter
The Transportation Electrification eNewsletter studies topics that span across four main domains: Terrestrial (land based), Nautical (Ocean, lakes and bodies of water), Aeronautical (Air and Space) and Commercial-Manufacturing. Main topics include: Batteries including fuel cells, Advanced Charging, Telematics, Systems Architectures that include schemes for both external interface (electric utility) and vehicle internal layout, Drivetrains, and the Connected Vehicle.
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