Delphi’s direct current to direct current (DC/DC) converter met Coda’s need for an automotive-grade DC/DC converter. Designed and manufactured in Delphi’s Kokomo, Indiana, facility, it converts 300V power from the Coda’s battery pack to 12V power needed for the vehicle’s low-voltage systems including the audio/navigation systems, LED driving lights and other accessories.

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 system, which can be 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 company said. The antenna system provides AM, FM and satellite radio reception and also includes cellular and GPS antennas that enable cellular connectivity and in-vehicle navigation.

Coda’s electric vehicle is powered by a 33.8kWh lithium-ion battery, which provides a range of 90-120 miles. Coda anticipates it can deliver more than 14,000 vehicles to customers in California by the end of 2011.

Andrew Brown, executive director and chief technologist of Delphi, said: “The growing hybrid and electric vehicle markets allow us to fulfill our vision of delivering the high-value, real-world solutions that consumers are demanding.”