Valeo offers specific solutions for electric vehicles that perform effectively at an affordable cost and can be produced on a large scale, such as the integrated charger-inverter.
The inverter converts direct current (DC) from the battery into the alternating current (AC) required by the electric motor to turn the wheels.
The charger performs the same task in reverse: the AC voltage is turned into DC voltage in order to charge the battery in a hybrid plug-in vehicle or an all-electric vehicle.
In order to reduce the cost of the electronic components required for a hybrid or electric vehicle to function, and provide more affordable solutions, Valeo has developed a converter which, in addition to its conventional functions, provides a charging feature thanks to its unique architecture.
This charge-inverter allows for both the slow charge and rapid charge function, at no cost, while at the same time offering significant reductions in terms of weight and size.
In addition, with its unique architecture that incorporates a voltage step up, the charger-inverter offers a very high output, and increases autonomy by around 10%.