As an important part in the development of everyday use electric mobility and as part of its ambitious environmental strategy Volvo has built an electric Volvo C30 series, which is fully equipped with drive components from BRUSA Elektronik AG.
In addition, the Volvo C30 Electric Generation II is equipped with BRUSA's innovative 22-kW on-board charger NLG664. The charging time for a charge of 30 to 90 percent has been shortened to lower than an hour. The charger of an electric car plays a crucial role, for example when it comes to the battery life or the electrical safety. Both the BRUSA NLG513 (3.7 kW), which is installed in the first series of the C30 Electric, as well as the BRUSA NLG664 (22 kW) follow the principle of galvanic isolation, to ensure maximum electrical safety for users and charging infrastructure, therefore the Volvo C30 utilises the safest chargers on the market.
The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive can be optional equipped with BRUSA’s fast charger NLG664. It is the world's first charger which can be operated with three-phase power connections, and can at the same time be easily installed directly in the electric car. With a charging capacity of 22 kW the fast charger is able to charge a typical electric car like the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive up to 80 percent in only 45 minutes.
Kreisel Electric developed the Mercedes Sprinter as an electric transporter. BRUSA supplies the motor/gearbox combination DTSP1 with the shorter motor HSM1-10.18.13. A 90 kWh sized battery guarantees 300 km range. A 44 kW on-board charger is also included. The electrical efficiency achieved by the economics, the practical benefits and special consideration for the environment are optimally combined in the Kreisel Electric Sprinter. A clear advantage, not only in logistics and fleet use for up to 3.5 t payloads.
The VW Caddy is a van converted by BRUSA for a fully electric drivetrain. This car was designed to demonstrate that an electric vehicle with an acceptable range need not lose on space for payloads. With a curb weight of about 1800 kg the Caddy accelerates - powered by the latest generation of BRUSA ‘s electric motors - in 13 s from 0 to 100 km/h. This acceleration is achieved by the use of a hybrid synchronous motor with HSM1 100 kW power to the front axle.
BRUSA is an official member of the Innovation Network GeMo, which is coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute. BRUSA Elektronik AG has been instrumental in the development and integration of the electric drivetrain in the VW Caddy.