Plug and Play
New EV chargers help drivers go the distance
Product innovation is one of the key factors driving EV adoption in the U.S., as advances in charging equipment and infrastructure are encouraging more drivers to choose sustainable options. And when it comes to keeping electric vehicles on the road longer, Covestro and Lear are taking charge.
Lear Corporation’s third generation portable charger utilizes impact-resistant Makrolon® 2607 polycarbonate grades from Covestro.
Charger for electric vehicles
Product: Makrolon® 2607
Polycarbonates from Covestro are playing a critical role in the development of effective, cost-efficient charging equipment for electric vehicles.
Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating systems and electrical power management systems, continued its collaboration with Covestro for its latest battery chargers.
The third generation portable charger offers drivers increased strength and safety. The body is injection molded from Makrolon® 2607 black polycarbonate and is approximately 3mm thick with honeycomb reinforcement for added durability. It is considered one of the most compact chargers on the market and is classified as a Level 1 (120V AC) or Level 2 (240 V AC).
This charger will be carried in the trunk of several electric vehicles currently on the market and upcoming new models by leading automakers.
Makrolon® polycarbonate delivers the highest quality performance with its impact-resistance and durability. The material is capable of sustaining demanding mechanical force and environmental elements – properties auto manufactures rely on to deliver value-added EV applications.
The main properties of Makrolon® 2607 polycarbonate are:
- Impact resistant
- Resistant to drive-over test
- Flame retardant