U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Clean Cities

Announcing $4 Million for Wireless EV Charging

April 11, 2012

Imagine being able to charge an electric vehicle—on the go or at home—without ever having to plug in.

A new funding opportunity from the Energy Department seeks to accomplish just that. We're announcing up to $4 million to develop wireless chargers for electric vehicles (EVs). This funding opportunity is made available through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program.

EV wireless charging has the potential to accelerate the adoption of EVs—by making them more convenient for consumers to charge, whether they’re at home or away, and to reduce the total energy storage requirements of EVs, unlocking the benefits of lighter and smaller battery packs, lighter vehicles, higher efficiency and longer ranges. Read the complete story in the Energy Department's Energy Blog.