Driving EV Adoption with Wireless Charging (Electric Vehicles Land, Sea & Air USA 2012)

Mr Erik Terjesen, Director, Finance
Qualcomm Halo
United States
Mar 28, 2012.


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Presentation Summary

  • Barriers to EV adoption
  • Pre-conditions for successful EV adoption
  • Overview of Wireless EV Charging (WEVC)
  • EV use case scenarios
  • Business models to drive EV market growth
  • Our vision for an EV City

Speaker Biography (Erik Terjesen)

Erik Terjesen is a Director of Qualcomm's Technology Licensing program with a focus on wireless power technology and applications. He has been active in the operations of the Qualcomm Halo program since its inception, and served as the acquisition and integration lead for the recent purchase of HaloIPT by Qualcomm. His prior experience at Qualcomm included strategy and M&A projects with the company's corporate development arm, the Strategic Finance group. Before Qualcomm, Erik worked in the venture capital and investment banking sectors with HarbourVest Partners and Robertson Stephens. Erik received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA from Harvard University.

Company Profile (Qualcomm Halo)

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Qualcomm Halo believes that wireless charging, which is simple and convenient, with minimum driver intervention will eventually become the preferred charging method for all EVs.
The Qualcomm Halo wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology has a high tolerance to misalignment of the charging pads. This makes parking simple; there is no need for complex alignment or expensive vehicle guidance systems. There is no street furniture to clutter the sidewalk and the base charging unit can be buried under the parking bay surface. The system performance is also not affected by rain, snow or ice.
WEVC technology is ideally suited to stationary wireless charging, but also enables dynamic wireless charging - charging the electric vehicle battery while the vehicle is on the move.
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