Wave Charging has integrated its high-power wireless charging technology into Kenworth's Class 6 electric trucks, specifically the K270E and K370E models, marking what it calls the first OEM-approved high-power wireless charging integration of its kind.
Wave said this milestone is the result of six months of collaborative engineering efforts between itself and Kenworth, Dana, and Inland Kenworth.
The charging company said its OEM-approved wireless charging opens up new possibilities for the industry and businesses.
This integration is already in use with a major logistics customer in a commercial proof of concept project.
Unlike non-approved aftermarket additions that risk voiding warranties, Wave Charging said its integration is approved by both the OEM, Kenworth, and its systems provider, Dana. This ensures that customers can benefit from wireless charging without potentially compromising the warranty on their vehicles.
The integration paves the way for the possibility of Kenworth offering wireless charging as a factory option for their trucks.