Enabling low-carbon transportation

10th January 2019
Alex Lynn

Global provider of power and thermal management solutions, Delta, participated in the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2018, represented by its Senior Vice-President and General Manager of its Information and Communication Technology Business Group (ICTBG), Victor Cheng, in the ‘Overcoming Infrastructure and Charging Challenge’ panel discussion. 

The panelists, who also included reputable institutions in the field of e-mobility, such as the City of Milan, the City of Paris, and the Deutsche Post DHL proposed ideas to ramp up the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. Moreover, Cheng underlined Delta’s unique capabilities in supporting low-carbon transportation through its cutting-edge smart green solutions, which include EV charging, energy storage technology and automotive electronics.

During the panel discussion, Cheng mentioned: “Buildings and transportation are the key industries for mankind’s goal to contain further global warming by 1.5°C. Over the past twelve years, Delta has enabled 27 green buildings across the world by integrating its building automation solutions. In the transportation sector, we are supporting the world’s leading EV makers with our automotive electronics technology, such as, on-board chargers, DC/DC converters, and traction motors.

“We have shipped more than 300,000 AC EV Supply Equipment (EVSE) units and over 3,500 DC EV chargers, and also have provided our energy storage technology to electric buses currently operating in Poland, the U.S.A., Spain and Turkey.”

The panel took special interest on the technologies and mechanisms that shall mitigate the impact of mass EV charging to the electricity grid. In this regard, Delta is advancing microgrid-supported EV charging infrastructure capable of enhancing demand response flexibility by integrating its own renewable energy, power conditioning, energy storage and smart energy management systems. Furthermore, Delta is developing vehicle-to-home/vehicle-to-grid (V2H/V2G) EV chargers that shall allow users to use their EV batteries as mini power plants to support the grid. Delta’s R&D-fuelled innovation drive is nurturing distributed energy resources to support low-carbon transportation for sustainable cities.

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