Issue: Nov 2010


Eltek Valere EV Powercharger 3000 Chosen by Leading German Auto Manufacturer for New Line of EVs



Powercharger 3000 is Industry’s Highest Efficiency Battery Charger and Reduces Wasted Power During Battery Charging

by Steve Barclay

Eltek Valere, the industry’s leader in green, high-efficiency power technology, today announced it has been awarded a contract from a leading German automobile manufacturer to provide its EV Powercharger™ 3000 high-efficiency battery charger for a high volume concept line of electric vehicles.

“This is a major step in building trust with future customers. The battery charger is a key part of what makes an electric car green, and we can produce the compact, energy efficient and competitive chargers customers need.”

.“This contract is significant for us because it recognizes that Eltek Valere’s chargers meet the product and quality requirements for mainstream electric vehicle manufacturers,” said Colin Howe, Eltek Valere’s CEO. “This is a major step in building trust with future customers. The battery charger is a key part of what makes an electric car green, and we can produce the compact, energy efficient and competitive chargers customers need.”

The EV Powercharger 3000 provides an industry-leading efficiency up to 96 percent, minimizing heat generation, charge time, lowering consumer charging costs and maximizing mileage. The design can be adapted to different battery technologies and ensures fast charging while still maintaining optimal battery life. Its compact design and thermal performance will fit into any free space in an electrical or plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Eltek Valere is a technology leader developing and marketing high-efficiency (HE) power solutions for telecom and industrial applications. The company also has a growing business in renewable markets, such as photovoltaic grid inverters and chargers for electric vehicles. Headquartered in Drammen, Norway, the company’s global operations employs approximately 2,200 people, and generated revenue of NOK 3.1 billion in 2009. More information is at http://www.eltekvalere.com.

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