Delphi Components at the Heart of New CODA All-Electric Sedan
New Five-Passenger, Zero-Emissions Sedan to Debut at Upcoming LA Auto Show
When the new all-electric CODA(TM) sedan goes on sale, key components from Delphi Automotive will help keep the vehicle safe and connected while increasing efficiency. Delphi is supplying power electronics components, high-voltage electrical/electronic architecture components and a multi-service antenna for the highly anticipated all-electric, five-passenger sedan.
"Although this unique vehicle will only be sold in the U.S., the design, engineering and component production is performed globally," said Andrew Brown, Jr., Ph.D, Delphi executive director and chief technologist. "Delphi not only has extensive experience with electric vehicles but can also provide the global support an extraordinary vehicle like the CODA requires."
CODA's electric vehicle is designed and engineered at its headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. It is powered by a 33.8 kWh lithium-ion battery which provides all-season range of 90-120 miles on a single charge.
Delphi's direct current to direct current (DC/DC) converter met CODA's need for an automotive-grade DC/DC converter that was high-quality, safe, durable and available immediately. Designed and manufactured in Delphi's Kokomo, Ind., facility, it converts 300-volt power from the CODA's battery pack to 12-volt power needed for the vehicle's low-voltage systems including the audio/navigation systems, LED driving lights and other accessories. The market-leading design is currently in use on hybrid vehicles offered by a number of manufacturers.
Delphi engineers in North America and China worked together to develop the ten high-power, high-voltage wiring harnesses and two power distribution boxes that will stand up to the vehicle's power requirements to route power and signal distribution. Delphi's battery service disconnect provides manual disengagement of the high-voltage system, allowing it to be safely disabled by pulling the service plug from the battery pack.
Delphi is also providing CODA's multi-service antenna. Its small, modular design enables CODA to maximize functionality while minimizing mass. The antenna system not only provides high-quality AM, FM and satellite radio reception, but also includes cellular and GPS antennas that enable cellular connectivity and in-vehicle navigation.
"Working closely with partners and suppliers through the R&D process has been vital to the success of our company," said Mark Jamieson, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, CODA Automotive. "With the help of Delphi and other partners on four continents, CODA has developed transformational technology that will power a new generation of clean vehicles."
According to Brown, CODA recognized the robust technology support and world-class global manufacturing Delphi could provide this unique program aimed at delivering a cleaner, smarter future for American consumers. Electric vehicles hold the promise of meeting two critical government and industry goals -- reducing dependence on petroleum and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, he added.
"Delphi began working on the foundation of modern hybrid technology more than 20 years ago," Brown said. "Our global footprint and long history of successfully developing and commercializing automotive electronics and electrical/electronic architecture positions us well to support today's hybrid and electric vehicles."
Delphi is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. Operating major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support facilities in 30 countries, Delphi delivers real-world innovations that make products smarter and safer as well as more powerful and efficient. Connect to innovation at www.delphi.com.
About CODA Automotive
Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., CODA Automotive is working to reduce dependence on oil and is leading the way to a cleaner future through multi-use advanced battery systems for its all electric car, other electric vehicle manufacturers and a range of all utility applications such as wind and water power storage. CODA is working in a smart, interdependent way with more than 30 leading global technology and manufacturing companies to quickly and efficiently bring electric power battery technology to market. Through its exclusive battery system joint venture with Lishen Power Battery, LIO Energy Systems, CODA is also a large-scale producer of power battery systems for transportation and utility applications. The CODA(TM) Sedan is a four-door, five-passenger sedan with a full-size trunk that is designed to meet American drivers' daily transportation needs without using an ounce of gasoline. For more information, please visit www.codaautomotive.com, follow @CODAautomotive on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CODAautomotive, or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coda.