In a new agreement, Detroit Manufacturing Systems, a large-scale, U.S.-based assembly provider, will bring its operations, manufacturing, quality by design, and supply chain expertise to InductEV, allowing the latter to more quickly scale to meet customer demand.
According to a company release, InductEV is reinventing how electric commercial fleet vehicles charge their batteries by charging on route, using clean, renewable electricity. With its wireless induction solution now deployed worldwide and with 18 patents granted and 23 in process, the King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based company is the global leader in high-power, high-speed wireless EV charging, and AI-software-powered energy management.
Under the terms of this agreement, DMS will:
- Manufacture InductEV’s hardware, including in-ground and under-vehicle inductive pads.
- Manage InductEV’s supply chain and procurement.
- Utilize engineering expertise to facilitate high-quality design for manufacturing and assembly.
- Co-develop design optimizations to prepare for a 100-fold increase in production volume.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have a manufacturing partner, known for its high standards and operating rigor, combine forces with our proprietary engineering,” said Barry Libert, Chairman and CEO of InductEV. “Our complementary areas of expertise will enable us to meet the growing demand from commercial fleet owners and operators, as well as Intermodal facilities and Ports, for our advanced, AI-managed wireless charging solution.”
Among its product offerings, Detroit Manufacturing Systems currently handles manufacturing for the Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup, signaling its expertise in advanced electric vehicle components and systems production.
InductEV’s patented technology is currently being used in locations throughout North America and Europe, including Washington State, Indianapolis, Martha’s Vineyard, and Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo’s hometown. (Volvo Ventes is an InductEV investor.)
According to InductEV, it is poised to announce the largest commitment by a U.S. port facility to its wireless charging technology. Stay tuned for additional updates.
“We recognize and applaud InductEV’s efforts to wirelessly electrify commercial fleets, the biggest contributor in transportation to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide,” added Bruce Smith, Chairman and CEO, Detroit Manufacturing Systems. “We look forward to bringing our manufacturing, quality, and supply chain expertise to this partnership and creating a successful venture that will help reduce this sector’s carbon footprint at a considerable cost savings for all involved.”
InductEV’s proprietary, on-route wireless charging solution shifts EV charging to the daytime use of renewables. It reduces the need for large EV batteries, lowers vehicle costs, and eliminates the need for recycling by extending battery life by a factor of four to eight times, according to the company. Wireless charging also enables the broad deployment of autonomous vehicles.