Delta Electronics has developed its own petrol-electric hybrid propulsion system by incorporating the existing motor, automation, electrical electronics and servo-motor technologies. The design of this first-of-its kind system developed by a Taiwanese electronics company includes a vehicle control unit, traction motor, batteries, power inverter, and a power control unit. The efficiency of this system is now tested on a test vehicle.
Delta Electronics replaced the original transmission system, and the petrol engine with a hybrid propulsion system. The 18kWh lithium-ion batteries are charged by running the system’s petrol engine. A distance of 20 to 30km can be covered by the car when the engine uses only one liter of petrol. The car installed with the petrol-electric hybrid propulsion system has an output of 830Nm of torque and up to 100W of horsepower.
Yancey Hai, CEO and President of Delta, remarks that the company focuses in protecting the environment and saving energy, and hence Delta manufactures products that reduce the emissions of carbon. Hai states that car manufacturers from all over the world are currently opting for electric or hybrid propulsion vehicles to bring down the rate of air pollution. Hai expects this energy-saving concept to be accepted at a world wide level similar to the recognition gained by the solar power industry.
Simon Chang, General Manager of Delta's Industrial Automation Business Unit, enlisted the parts that make up the petrol-electric hybrid propulsion system. The parts include: a charger, vehicle control unit, battery management system, traction motor, power control unit and the integrated stator and motor units. According to Chang, the vehicles will require brushless DC fan cooling systems with high efficiency, LED lighting, passive keyless entry, different types of DC/AC and DC/DC inverters and electric power steering. Hai remarks that Delta has gained tremendous recognition as the company has successfully established itself to be a certified supplier of stepped motors, electromagnetic components, and cooling management products. Delta thus aims in providing the future with an eco-friendly environment through its involvement in waste management and lead-free production programs.