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WAVE named an NYCx Climate Action Challenge finalist

Posted on August 30, 2018

Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) was selected as one of the six finalists in the NYCx Climate Action Challenge for its state-of-the-art Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) technology.

NYCx Climate Action Challenge was developed by NYC Mayor De Blasio to seek out breakthrough technologies for charging electric vehicles. Participants were asked to submit a proposal answering the question, “How might we replace all gas-powered vehicles in NYC?.

According to a press release written by New York City Hall, “Nearly one-third of greenhouse gases produced in New York City come from transportation, and private vehicles account for 90% of those emissions.” Mayor De Blasio strives to offset emissions to create a better quality of life for all New Yorkers by utilizing emerging technology such as WAVE’s wireless charging equipment.

WAVE’s solution is a scalable wireless charging platform for converting the entire heavy-duty municipal fleet to electric. The scalable platform can be used by a variety of vehicle types to provide in-route charging, essentially doubling the range of electric vehicles. WAVE’s wireless power technology revolutionizes vehicle electrification by dramatically reducing battery size, weight, and cost.

“Out of 36 submissions, we are excited to be a finalist and hope to soon partner with the city to further enhance its plan of sustainability,” stated Michael Masquelier, CEO of WAVE.

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