A clean business:
E-mobility

A clean business: e-mobility

Traffic is currently one of the major ‘carbon giants’. Twenty-five percent of harmful carbon dioxide emissions in Europe can be attributed to road traffic. But this is about to change, partly on account of the UN Climate Conference, and also thanks to the growth industry of e-mobility.

Environmentally friendly electric and hybrid vehicles need an efficient and reliable charging infrastructure. That’s why we provide high-quality cables to transmit power from the charging station to your battery and the entire vehicle periphery with minimum losses. And we’re there to help with the next step toward the future, too. We’ll work with you to develop successful solutions that will ensure a decisive competitive advantage in the e-mobility market.

On the fast track with e-mobility

New technology has made it possible to extend the range of electric cars quite substantially and to reduce battery charging times to 15-20 minutes – partly thanks to innovative quick-charging cables that BRUGG eConnect has made a significant contribution to refining.

The direct use of electricity as motive power is efficient, environmentally friendly and often also more economical than fossil-based power generation. The main barriers to a breakthrough of e-mobility in day-to-day use were battery capacities and charging times. Now it’s possible to achieve a range of 300-400 km with a charging time of just 15-20 minutes. This new standard is giving rise to greater acceptance for the electric car industry, which will cause a sharp increase in demand for charging infrastructure. Studies show that up to two million public charging stations for electric cars are planned for Europe by 2017.

The product range in the e-mobility area includes 300/500V and 450/750V AC charging cables, DC charging cables and AC charging cable assemblies. Other products from BRUGG eConnect include charging cable and hybrid cable systems, high-voltage cables and high-voltage systems for vehicles, and cables and connections for energy storage devices. We also supply material and system solutions and assembly installation, including the entire logistics, by request and to suit requirements.

EN50620-approved AC and DC charging cables.

Charging cables for electric and hybrid vehicles must satisfy particular requirements. Just like the AC and DC cables from BRUGG eConnect, which have been approved in accordance with the latest EN standard 50620.

Now that the second series of AC and DC charging cables have been approved, the cables satisfy the stringent EN standard for production processes, quality monitoring and warehouse management. All production lots therefore undergo both electrical and geometric testing (inline and final inspection samples), are visually monitored during manufacturing and are subjected to application-specific tests (e.g. flexural fatigue testing). The result is charging cables that perfectly satisfy the requirements of the automobile industry.

Swinging into action – in the right direction: UN Climate Conference COP21

The UN Climate Conference COP21 agreed on limiting global warming to 2°C and reducing carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2050.

This will speed up the transition from fossil-based power generation to renewables, and give the market for renewables a powerful boost. To deal with this strong growth, e-mobility manufacturers need skilled and reliable component suppliers that will develop along with the market. As an established, high-profile cable manufacturer, BRUGG eConnect offers complete cable solutions and the associated services.

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