Volvo CED: Part Of The Draft Inductive Charging For Electric Cars

Volvo is participating in a project, the CED (Continuous Electric Drive), focused on "inductive charging for electric car: with Flanders' Drive, Belgian organization specializing in technology and development, and other partners, is developing the Scandinavian Home charging systems and methods that do not require cables or plugs. The energy is transferred in wireless mode to the car battery through a charging plate inserted into the road surface, underground, for example, in the driveway where you park your car.

"The goal is obviously to ensure that it becomes as cheap as possible to own and use an electric car," explains Johan Konnberg, project manager of Special Vehicles at Volvo. Today was handed a C30 Electric (the photos are of footage) in Flanders' Drive to be equipped with the necessary modifications for the use of this charging mode. The charging plate consists of a coil that generates a magnetic field, energy is transferred from the plate to the inductive sensor of the car without there being any physical contact between the parties. The energy is transferred to AC, which is then converted into DC power converter integrated in the vehicle, which in turn charging the battery pack the car.

The time required for charging a battery pack size equal to the one installed on the Volvo C30 Electric, with 24 kWh, is about an hour and twenty minutes when the battery is completely discharged. The charging system is designed to evaluate for 20 kW. "There is still a common standard for inductive charging," said Johan Konnberg. "One of the important aspects of this project concerns the integration of this technology in the road surface and the ability to draw power directly from there to power the car. This is a very clever solution that looks to the future. "

Source: http://www.volvo.com/


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