Tesla Expands Its Charging Arsenal With Wiferion Acquisition

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  • With this move, Tesla enters the wireless charging domain
  • Wiferion, a Germany-based startup, was founded in 2016

Tesla has acquired Wiferion, a wireless charging startup from Germany. Wiferion is known for its expertise in inductive charging technology used in industrial robots and electric vehicles (EVs). With this acquisition, Tesla is set to make its mark in the wireless charging space.

The significance lies in the benefits of wireless charging, simplifying EV charging by eliminating the need for manual plugging. With self-driving technology on the horizon, this strategic move sets Tesla on the path to seamless automation, enabling cars to charge themselves without human intervention.

Traditionally favoring robotic arms for automated charging, Tesla’s acquisition of Wiferion hints at a shift towards wireless charging. A glimpse of the company’s ambition surfaced earlier with the teaser of a wireless home charging station.

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Founded in 2016, Wiferion has already deployed over 8,000 inductive chargers, mainly in the realm of industrial robots. As Tesla pioneers the EV market, this acquisition could serve as a catalyst, propelling the development of a wireless charging platform.


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