MAHLE Licenses WiTricity Technology for Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging

Collaboration with WiTricity helps drive product roadmap
toward vehicle electrification

WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WiTricity,
the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today
announced that MAHLE,
a top 20 global Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry headquartered
in Stuttgart, Germany, has entered into a technology license for access
to WiTricity’s patented technology.

MAHLE is a well-known international development partner and supplier to
the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the
future. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues
relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for
drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. Access to WiTricity
wireless energy transfer technology will enable MAHLE to develop
additional innovative solutions for e-mobility. Major automotive markets
in Europe and Asia pledge to go all-electric over the next few decades,
and all global carmakers are at work developing new vehicle platforms
for e-mobility.

“This addition to the MAHLE portfolio provides us with a crucial element
for the long-term acceptance and expansion of e-mobility. We believe
this technology offers strong market potential. Our solution will enable
fast, reliable and highly efficient charging,” says Dr. Jörg Stratmann,
Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of MAHLE.

“We are excited to enter into a relationship with MAHLE given its rich
history of technical leadership in the automotive industry and given its
aggressive investment in e-mobility,” said Alex Gruzen, WiTricity CEO.
“Wireless charging is key to accelerating EV sales, and we are proud to
work with MAHLE to bring WiTricity technology to customers around the
world.”

About MAHLE

MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the
automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future.
The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating
to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with
combustion engines and for e-mobility. In 2017, the group generated
sales of approximately EUR 12.8 billion with about 78,000 employees and
is represented in more than 30 countries with 170 production locations.

About WiTricity

WiTricity develops solutions to enable wireless power transfer over
distance using its patented magnetic resonance technology. WiTricity
works with top global carmakers and Tier 1 suppliers to deploy wireless
power solutions, helping realize a future of transportation that is
electrified, shared and autonomous. See
how
 WiTricity makes EV charging easy. Get
to know
 WiTricity.

WiTricity technology licensing agreements have been announced
with Toyota, Aptiv (formerly Delphi), Mahle, TDK, IHI, Shindengen,
Daihen, BRUSA, and Anjie Wireless. WiTricity is also collaborating
directly with leading carmakers to drive global standards for wireless
charging systems. Standards initiatives include the SAE International,
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International
Organization for Standardization (ISO), STILLE, China Automotive
Technology & Research Center (CATARC), China Electricity Council and the
Chinese Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI).

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WiTricity – Version 2.0 Communications
Allison Webster
617-426-2222
[email protected]

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