Koln, 30. April 2013 – That sounds progress: In the summer of 2011, a charging of the C30 Electric according to Volvo should last for eight hours. Today, it should be done at a time for 1.5 hours. Says Volvo.
But you have to praise what Volvo under one "Completely charging in only 1.5 hours" understands how it is witeral in the press release. Only in an extra datasheet in English can then be read in well-hidden small printing that a charge of 30 to 90 percent of the battery capacity is meant. That may be real estate close, but keeps the charging period from 0 to 100 percent. The is 3.5 hours more than twice as high.
While this is significantly slower than the 1.5 hours, such a high loading speed still knew only electric vehicle owners who had a so-called manufacturer’s so-called wallbox in the garage or random access to a suitable fast charging station. Straight travel, which are almost illusory without short charging stops, are thus significantly more difficult, requires at least one metic planning and at least good nerves.
New pulse for the expansion of the charging infrastructure
Volvo now sets a quick charger integrated into the car. The Volvo C30 Electric is equipped with onboard charger data of Brusa Elektronik AG from the Swiss Sennwald. Thus, the C30 is independent of public charging panels, which are very expensive with quick loading technology and therefore accordingly rare. Renault and Smart do that, and if more manufacturers of E-Cars were stuck to change to the on-board charging technology, this could mean a new impulse for the expansion of the charging infrastructure. Brusa writes: "The quick charger itself does not require costly external infrastructure, but can be used practically on all three-phase connections. Today’s households and even the most public charging panels already have the necessary connection requirements of 400 volts and 32 amps. Of course, the 22 kW charger can also be connected to smaller power connections (Z.B. 3.7 kW) are used."
Three-phase faster on-board load
The fact that it works six times faster than previously used on-board gerates is because the new 22 kW fast fast charger is the world’s first on-board charger that allows three-phase power supply. This was so far at the required size failed. Brusa also introduces pride, the NLG6 follow the principle of galvanic isolation to ensure maximum electrical security for users and charging infrastructure. Thanks to its amplifier insulation under the new fast charger NLG6 to the safest charger data on the market.