ABT e-Line and WiTricity have announced a new partnership to jointly deliver aftermarket wireless charging for EVs in Europe. ABT e-Line will initially upgrade Volkswagen’s ID.4 EV to support WiTricity’s wireless charging technology. The company expects that ID.4 customers will begin to benefit from this technology from early 2024.
Following this launch, ABT e-Line plans to extend the reach of wireless charging to further vehicles, including the Audi e-Tron GT and Porsche Taycan, as well as the Volkswagen ID. Buzz. The company has said that offering wireless charging will provide further differentiation in the classes of each of these vehicles, while appealing to their technology-oriented customer bases.
WiTricity’s magnetic resonance technology allows drivers to charge their EV by parking over a designated charging pad – offering similar rates of speed and efficiency to Level 2 charging equipment. Through its partnership with WiTricity, ABT e-Line is ultimately looking to meet consumer demand for wireless charging with new EVs that help promote the convenience, safety and accessibility of wireless charging solutions across Europe.