Preh taps Qualcomm for wireless EV charging

Article By : Nick Flaherty

Preh will use Qualcomm's Halo technology to develop new products, focusing on commercialising wireless charging for PHEV and EV manufacturers.

Qualcomm has teamed up with German technology supplier Preh to develop wireless charging products for electric vehicles.

Under the partnership, Preh, part of the Chinese Joyson Electronics Group, will use Qualcomm's inductive Halo technology to develop new products and will focus on commercialising wireless charging for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers.

Preh is currently developing automotive wireless charging systems based on Double D magnetics, which deliver high power, superior performance in an industry-leading small vehicle package size, supported by Qualcomm. The company is in discussions with a number of global automotive manufacturers concerning advanced wireless charging programmes.

"Qualcomm Halo technology covers all aspects of WEVC systems, allowing Preh to deliver highly efficient, safe and flexible systems to meet the market needs," said Steve Pazol, vice president and general manager of the Wireless Charging business at Qualcomm.

“The inclusion of Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in our product portfolio is a key development to enhance our e-mobility offering,” said Michael Bischoff, executive director at Preh.

Qualcomm is providing Preh with a comprehensive technology transfer package, aimed to enhance their ability to develop commercially and technically viable WEVC systems, as well as to support the future design of improved high-power WEVC systems based upon advanced magnetics.

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