Ideanomics and ABC Companies Partner to Accelerate Deployment of WAVE Charging Stations

Ideanomics, a global company focused on accelerating the commercial adoption of electric vehicles (EV), closed an agreement with ABC Companies, a provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the United States and Canada, making ABC Companies a certified reseller of WAVE’s wireless inductive charging technology in North America. The resale partnership expands WAVE’s distribution across North America and into private charter fleets.

“Our WAVE wireless charging technology is a proven solution that solves a major concern we’re hearing from fleet operators about going electric: What happens when I run out of charge?” Robin Mackie, president of Ideanomics Mobility, said. “With our wireless charging technology, fleet operators can cut the cord, keep their electric fleet running and stop worrying about vehicle downtime for charging at centralized depots.”

ABC Companies and WAVE, a subsidiary of Ideanomics, executed this agreement and the collaboration builds on the successful deployment of the WAVE charging system to select ABC customers. With systems ranging from 125kW to 500kW and a 1MW charger in development, WAVE wireless charging unleashes the full potential of EV fleets by maximizing operational efficiency and reducing the total cost of ownership.

The WAVE system is easy to operate and maintain, with no moving parts or overhead charging infrastructure. As an added benefit, WAVE wireless charging requires no incremental labor for manual operations and zero handling of high-power cables. Also, by strategically placing wireless charging pads at routine stops, private charter fleet operators can keep their vehicles running with a nearly full charge during the entirety of their duty cycle.

“As we continue to expand our portfolio of OEM aftermarket products and services, we need to deliver industry leading charging solutions,” Roman Cornell, president and chief commercial officer at ABC Companies, said. “WAVE is an ideal fit for many types of fleets and this partnership will enhance our offerings for our current and future customers. Beginning in 2020, we began delivering fully electric motorcoaches and now offer zero emissions options from eight to 75 passengers. The expanding electric vehicle portfolio has greatly increased the number of customers choosing sustainable solutions. Now that we are expanding our charging options, we are helping the transportation industry transition to electric.”

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