23 Apr '13, 8am

Volvo develops ‘unique fast charger’ for latest C30 trial |

Volvo develops ‘unique fast charger’ for latest C30 trial |

Volvo, along with its strategic partner Siemens, has announced it has developed a new on-board charger that operates on a three-phase supply and is small enough to be fitted in an electric car. The new 22 kW fast-charger is capable of full charging a car in just 1.5 hours when using a three-phase outlet. Lennart Stegland, Vice President Electric Propulsion Systems, Volvo Car Group said: “We’re proud to have developed this unique solution. By offering more usable hours a day, we’ve taken an important step towards making electric cars more viable as a commercial proposition, in both the private and public sectors.” The partners are working on a new pilot project which will see a fleet of 100 Volvo C30 fully electric cars leased to customers across Europe for evaluation. Along with the new on-board charger, each C30 is fitted with a new Siemens motor with peak power output of...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2013/0...

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