Volvo Car has named Eltek E-Mobility as supplier of the EV Powercharger 3000 for its hybrid electrical vehicle program. Featuring 96% power conversion efficiency, the on-board charger will decrease battery charge time and heat generation resulting to a decrease in charging costs. Volvo and Eltek have entered into a supply deal.
Michel Fraisse, Eltek's vice president, commented that the agreement with Volvo further illustrates the recognition of the supplier's high efficiency technology and its benefits. He added that Volvo Car, with its hybrid automobiles, brings together the "best of the latest" electric car technology with its "top combustion engines.” This allows drivers to have "all of the benefits" of an electric automobile, without sacrificing range or performance.
He further stated that the key advantages of Eltek's technology are limited heat generation, energy efficiency, compact size and light weight. The start of volume production for the supply of Eltek's complete water-cooled on-board chargers will be next year.