Ideanomics announced an agreement with ABC Companies, allowing ABC Companies to become a certified reseller of WAVE's wireless inductive charging technology in North America, according to the company's news release.
The resale partnership expands WAVE's distribution across North America and into private charter fleets, according to Ideanomics.
"Our WAVE wireless charging technology is a proven solution that solves a major concern we're hearing from fleet operators about going electric — what happens when I run out of charge?" said Robin Mackie, president of Ideanomics Mobility. "With our wireless charging technology, fleet operators can cut the cord, keep their electric fleet running, and stop worrying about vehicle downtime for charging at centralized depots."
This collaboration builds on the deployment of the WAVE charging system to select ABC customers, according to Ideanomics. WAVE wireless charging features systems ranging from 125kW to 500kW and a 1MW charger in development.
This partnership provides a pathway for WAVE to expand into private charter fleets, according to the news release. Through this strategic partnership, ABC will be positioned to meet growing demand from its customers for electrification and other fleet management solutions.
"As we continue to expand our portfolio of OEM aftermarket products and services, we need to deliver industry leading charging solutions," said Roman Cornell, president and CCO of ABC Companies. "WAVE is an ideal fit for many types of fleets and this partnership will enhance our offerings for our current and future customers. Beginning in 2020, we began delivering fully electric motorcoaches, and now offer zero emissions options from 8 to 75 passengers. The expanding electric vehicle portfolio has greatly increased the number of customers choosing sustainable solutions. Now that we are expanding our charging options, we are helping the transportation industry transition to electric."