The WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) recently released the 2018 Wireless Consumer Global Survey. The WPC released the latest survey results from Piscataway, NJ on June 19, 2018. The proportion of consumers willing to use wireless charging technology has grown significantly. Compared with the results of the survey conducted last year, the survey results show that the number of people who is interested in wireless charging technology is increasing.
More than 1600 consumers visited in the survey were mainly from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and China. It mainly investigates consumer perception and experience of wireless charging technology. The results show that consumers were strongly interested in wireless charging technology. The application of wireless charging technology is not limited to home or car, but also includes hotels, airports, and cafes.
At present, the number of WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) members has exceeded 570. Wireless charging technology has also grown significantly. At present, nearly 1,750 kinds of products have obtained Qi certification. And it has been sold at retail stores around the world. At the same time, the number of public places where Qi chargers are installed also exceeds one thousand.
Here are some of the key takeaways:
- Wireless charging is important for smartphones:
The number of consumers who often use wireless charging technology has tripled since the last WPC survey. Nearly 40% of respondents claimed to have used this technology. Although most users now have only one wireless charger purchased in the past two years, many respondents indicated that they have just recently purchased a new wireless charger.
- Consumers want more Qi charging places outside their homes:
The longest place for consumers to stay is always the popular location with easy charging. The survey shows that 66% of consumers use wireless charging technology at home. Cars and offices are also the main charging locations. However, consumers strongly hope to set up wireless charging points in other locations, including hotels, motels, and other public accommodation, as well as travel and retail locations such as airports, cafes, and restaurants.
- Wireless Charging Helps to Relieve “Battery Anxiety Disorders”:
Improvements in battery and charging methods (including wireless charging) have reduced the frequency of consumer battery anxiety, and 28% of consumers now say they “never” feel battery anxiety Symptoms (25% in 2016). People who don’t use wireless charging technology say that they want to buy wireless chargers because they don’t need to worry about battery power, and they don’t need to carry a battery charger.
“On top of broader awareness, it is clear there is heightened consumer demand and interest in Qi wireless charging as an easy and safe way to remain powered up throughout the day,” said Menno Treffers, WPC chairman. “This new survey shows that consumers want wireless charging in more places than just their home and car. They would also like to see it at restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, travel lounges and on planes and trains so they have convenient access to top-up and extend their device battery life. With the momentum by our global ecosystem, we believe Qi is the universal charging method to conveniently power smartphones and new consumer electronics devices in a safe and reliable way.”
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