As an important part of the development of e-mobility suitable for everyday use and as part of its ambitious environmental strategy, Volvo has built a series of electric Volvo C30s that have been 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 onboard charger NLG664. This shortens the charging time for a charge of 30 to 90 percent under an hour. The charger of an electric car plays a crucial role, for example when it comes to battery life or electrical safety. Both the BRUSA NLG513 (3.7 kW), which is installed in the first series of the C30 Electric, and the BRUSA NLG664 (22 kW) follow the principle of galvanic separation in order to ensure maximum electrical safety for users and the charging infrastructure and belong making it one of the safest chargers on the market.
Of the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive can optionally be purchased with BRUSA's fast charger NLG664. It is the world's first charger that can be operated on three-phase three-phase connections. At the same time, it can be installed directly in the electric car without any problems. With a charging power of 22 kW, the charging speed of a typical electric car such as the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive up to 80 percent in just 45 minutes.
The eRod is a puristic street-legal sports car from the company Kyburz . In the prototype eRod Race With an output of 150 kW, the Swiss company installed a complete set of components from BRUSA Elektronik. This includes the DTSO1-096 drive set with the HSM1-10.18.13 motor, the DMC534 converter, the NLG664 charger and the BSC624 DC / DC converter. Uncompromising in terms of technology and driving behavior, the eRod offers passionate drivers maximum driving pleasure. Flurin Vicentini, Head of Development at Kyburz, sums it up: "For the flagship of the eRod series, the eRod Race, only the best is good enough, which is why we do not compromise when it comes to performance and use the BRUSA drive." The powerful electric drive provides the thrust that is fun. The eRod is offered both as a small series and as a kit.
Hyundai Motor Company is working together with BRUSA for long-term innovative projects, supporting the development of mass-produced hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles such as trucks and buses.
By acquiring BRUSA BDC546 DC/DC-Converter, Hyundai Motor Company has chosen an efficient and versatile product. BDC546 from the XCIENT Fuel Cell Truck of Hyundai is acting as a link between fuel cell, HV battery and drive. Due to its wide voltage range the BDC546 has the perfect design for use in high-performance drives, such as fuel cell buses or trucks.
Thanks to the BRUSA BDC flexibility Hyundai Motor Company could rapidly develop the World’s First Fuel Cell Heavy-Duty Truck. The BDC can be easily parametrized to fit best your application and converters 400 A within 25.2 kg in a very compact design. Additionally, because of BDC bidirectionality Hyundai Motor Company could pre-charge the fuel cell auxiliaries via the BDC releasing Hyundai from complex pre-charge circuitries. BDC is a 180KW bidirectional device with lowest weight and smallest dimensions in its world class.
The Stuttgart-based company EFA-S builds electric commercial vehicles ranging from 3.5 to 7.5 tons. They also convert fuel-powered vehicles to electric operation. For the vehicles, EFA-S uses BRUSA HyPower's NLG664 onboard charger so that the vehicles can be charged at any public charging station with up to 22 kW.
The picture shows the E46 electric unit chassis. In this case, with the body of a single cabin. The vehicle is also available with a double cab or as a van. More than 50 of these vehicles are already in daily use.
As part of the focus project SUNCAR (ETH Zurich, NTB Buchs, Industry) the first electric excavator was developed. An electric excavator needs an enormously large battery in order to be sufficiently powerful. In autumn 2014 he dredged a biotope in a forest without the usual noise. The excavator used renewable energy for this. Thanks to the greater efficiency of the electric drive, it needs three times less energy than conventional excavators. The goal is a factor of five and that with a 15-ton excavator that works for eight hours in electric mode. BRUSA supplied two NLG664 chargers for this project.
In 2015, the solar excavator was awarded the European solar award excellent. Compared to a diesel excavator, it emits 40 t of CO annually 2 less and saves CHF 21,000 per year in fuel.
The Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid is a bus with fuel cell hybrid drive manufactured by the German commercial vehicle manufacturer Mercedes-Benz based on the successful Citaro bus model. It differs from the previous series in that it has a serial hybrid drive. It is driven by two electric wheel hub motors on the rear axle, each with a maximum output of 80 kW. The core element is the fuel cell consisting of two modules of 396 individual cells each with a total output of 120 kW. The DC / DC converter BDC546 from BRUSA is used in all Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrids.
In the course of various research and funding projects, the Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid is used to test the everyday suitability of the fuel cell drive in local public transport.