KG Mobility’s Torres EVX Pickup Will Offer WiTricity-enabled Wireless Charging

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KG Mobility (KGM), known as the Ssangyong Motor Company until its purchase by the KG Group last year, is a vehicle manufacturer based in South Korea. WiTricity, one of the most prominent names in wireless vehicle charging, has revealed that KG Mobility’s upcoming all-electric Torres EVX Pickup will feature wireless charging enabled by WiTricity’s magnetic resonance technology. Instead of conventional plug-in charging, owners can charge their vehicles effortlessly by parking over a charging pad, connected to a 240-volt household circuit. The wireless charging process using WiTricity’s technology matches the speed and efficiency of a Level 2 plug-in charger.

This wireless charging option will be introduced starting with the 2025 year model of the Torres EVX Pickup. A Torres EVX SUV, equipped with a WiTricity technology-based receiver, was showcased at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

WiTricity’s CEO, Alex Gruzen, expressed pride in KG Mobility’s choice of their technology:

“We are proud that WiTricity’s technology has been selected by KG Mobility,” said Alex Gruzen, CEO of WiTricity. “KG Mobility customers will soon discover that they will enjoy safe, reliable charging as soon as they park their car.”

In a separate announcement, WiTricity disclosed its attainment of ISO 9001:2015 certification, a globally recognized standard for quality management. This certification reinforces WiTricity\’s standing as a dependable partner for automakers and fleets, offering high-quality wireless charging solutions that surpass global standards, instilling confidence in EV owners regarding the reliability of their WiTricity wireless charging system.

This is excellent news for WiTricity and wireless vehicle charging in general after Genesis reportedly discontinued wireless charging for the GV60. While other companies are experimenting with wireless EV charging, the Torres EVX Pickup will be a manufacturer fitted option available to the general public from 2025, allowing it to enter the market with very little competition, the only question will be whether consumers are ready to embrace the technology or if this will be a repeat of the GV60.

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