Wireless e-bike charger

Themes: Energy, Infrastructure & Mobility / Transport


Early stage commercial environment application

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Why?


In order to promote the use of e-bikes as alternative to cars, this research aims to increase the ease of using an e-bike. In particular, increasing the ease of charging an e-bike with a wireless charging tile.

How?


An e-bike’s modified double legged kickstand uses the magnetic field generated by the tile to charge its battery. The tile is fully automatic, vandalism proof and can be integrated invisibly in urban design.

When?


The technology is ready for commercial application. The aim is to develop a <100 euro kit that can be added to every e-bike to enable it to use the wireless charging system.

Dr. ir. Peter van Duijsen

 

 

Prof. dr. eng. Pavol Bauer