Delta Awarded DOE Grant to Develop a High-efficiency Compact GaN-based On-board Charger for Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Latest energy efficiency technologies from Delta are expected to enable PEVs of the future

Feb 10, 2015, 10:00 ET from Delta Electronics

DETROIT, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Products Corporation (DPC), a Delta Group company headquartered in Fremont, CA, is pleased to announce their participation in a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) $3.0 million award for the development of a high-efficiency, high-density, 6.6kW bidirectional on-board charger for plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs). The on-board charger will use novel designs based on Gallium Nitride (GaN) power switches that target energy efficiency better than 95% and reduce volume and mass by 30% to 50% compared to today's technology.

The EERE research program will be a collaboration platform for industry leaders in different fields and a world-renowned research university. Delta, as a Tier-1 automotive supplier, will be partnering with FCA US LLC, a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies, Transphorm, a pioneering company in GaN power devices, and Virginia Tech's Center for Power Electronics Systems.

'Delta is pleased to be working closely with EERE and our partners on this project to develop and commercialize the next generation of on-board EV chargers. The development of a smaller, lighter, less expensive and more efficient bidirectional on-board charger will be an enabling technology for affordable, fuel‑efficient plug-in electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid applications.' said M.S. Huang, president of Delta Products Corporation. Delta has developed an energy-efficient solution for PEV on-board chargers, DC-DC converters, fast charger modules, battery disconnect units, and off-board charging station and site management systems.

About Delta Group

Delta Group, founded in 1971, is the global leader in power and thermal management solutions. Our mission statement, 'To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,' focuses our role in addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider, Delta's businesses encompass power electronics, energy management, and smart green life. Delta has sales offices worldwide and manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, mainland China, USA, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, India, Mexico and Brazil.

Throughout its history, Delta Group has received many global awards and recognition for its business milestones, innovative technology and corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for four consecutive years. In 2014, Delta was ranked at the highest A-level of the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the only company from Greater China to be named to the CPLI from nearly 2,000 listed companies.

Delta Products Corporation is a Delta Group company with its headquarters located in Fremont, California. The company has over one thousand employees across offices, R&D centers, manufacturing, distribution and repair centers in the U.S., Mexico, and South America.

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