Chevy Volt Charger gets Delta an Innovation Award from GM

March 17, 2016 by Jeff Shepard

Delta Electronics was named a GM Innovation award winner during General Motors 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held last Thursday, March 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. GM debuted its Innovation award to recognize five suppliers among thousands globally who brought new innovations that benefit GM's customers. Delta Electronics was named a first-ever Innovation award winner for its 3.6kW Gen 2 On-Board Charger Module (OBCM) for General Motors' Chevy Volt.

The new OBCM offers leading power conversion efficiency of up to 96.5 percent, excellent reliability, and a compact size that is 40 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than the previous generation of Delta's on-board charger. Delta Electronics' new 3.6kW Gen 2 OBCM directly contributes to the Chevy Volt's improved miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, which is a proud achievement for Delta Electronics.

"Innovation is a key focus at Delta and we are honored that our ability to create advanced solutions has been recognized by our partner, General Motors," said Mark Ko, Vice Chairman of Delta Electronics. "With more than 40 years of expertise in power conversion and management technologies, Delta is leading technological innovation for automotive electronics and EV charging applications. We lend continued support to our customers and are excited to develop the next generation of electric vehicle solutions."

"Delta's Gen 2 On Board Charger Module is a cutting-edge product that sets a new milestone in the industry. It achieves a leading energy conversion efficiency up to 95.8 percent at full load at 3.6 kW and the peak efficiency at some certain load condition could be as high as 96.5 percent. When compared to the previous generation of On Board Charger Module, it achieves 40 percent smaller in size, 20 percent lighter in weight and 300W higher in power output. In addition, the Gen 2 On Board Charger Module can work at higher coolant temperature up to 167 degrees F without power degradation," said James Tang, General Manager of Embedded Power Solution Business Group for Delta Electronics.

"We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM, and being the OEM of choice among suppliers," said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve."