Wärtsilä to design and equip two zero-emissions battery-powered ferries

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In addition to the design, for each ferry Wärtsilä will supply the thruster motors, batteries, onboard and shore-based battery charging equipment, the back-up generators, and various electrical systems. These battery-powered ferries represent the future in environmental sustainability, and their design is the result of the years of R&D that Wärtsilä has invested in smart marine solutions to lower the carbon footprint of shipping. Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

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XALT Energy batteries powering MCI all-electric passenger coach

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XALT Energy is powering the US’ first, long-distance, all-electric passenger coach in tests with private and public transportation providers in the United States. NFI), to supply ultra-high energy lithium-ion battery packs for its zero-emission, MCI D45 CRTe LE CHARGE long-distance motor coach. In addition, each has designs for the power to energy ratio needed. Bus Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Progress Rail develops battery-powered switcher locomotive EMD Joule; pilot phase this year

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Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, developed a new battery-powered switcher locomotive to be available globally, working in collaboration with its South American customer, Vale—one of the largest mining companies in the world. The new EMD Joule switcher includes battery capacity being delivered to Vale of 1.9 The switcher has nominal power up to 3,000 horsepower, and a run time of up to 24 hours, depending upon charging and utilization.

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Porsche renews plan to make Macan crossover a "fully battery-powered model series"

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In a report of its 2019 financial results, Porsche reiterated that the Macan will be the "second, fully battery-powered model series"—after the Taycan. Porsche is continuing plans to make the Macan crossover all-electric. It's a significant move, as the Macan is currently Porsche's bestselling model. The automaker previously said the

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Battery-powered electric trains will soon bring cleaner air—especially in Europe

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Battery-electric, that is. While electrical propulsion has been the preferred way to move trains for most of a century, the idea of moving them longer distances via battery is one that’s just now being realized. Trains are about to go electric. Like long-range electric cars, it’s a reality afforded by the energy density and longevity. Green Life

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First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

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The first serially-produced container transporter powered by Li-ion batteries was delivered to HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). Diesel-powered AGV at CTA will be replaced step-by-step. HHLA ordered 25 Konecranes Gottwald Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) with lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery drives for for CTA in the first quarter of 2017. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Ports and Marine

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Amprius’ silicon nanowire Li-ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr S HAPS solar aircraft

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a manufacturer and developer of high energy and high capacity lithium-ion batteries, announced that the company is supplying advanced lithium-ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Combining solar power and lithium ion batteries, the Zephyr aircraft holds world records for endurance as well as altitude, flying at 70,000 feet or higher. Aviation Batteries SolarAmprius, Inc.,

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Calendar: 9th International Symposium: Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie

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Researchers, developers and users from industry, science and research will be discussing the latest trends, studies and findings from battery research from 29-30 March 2017 in Aachen, Germany at the English-language Advanced Battery Power Conference. Thackeray from the Argonne National Laboratory (Reflections on the Evolution of Metal Oxide Cathodes for Li-Ion Batteries) are among the keynote speakers.

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Volvo Trucks NA offers battery-powered parking cooler

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Volvo Trucks North America introduced a battery-powered parking cooler as a factory-installed option for its VNM 630, VNL 630, VNL 670, VNL 730 and VNL 780 sleeper models. The battery-powered parking cooler allows drivers to keep the cab and sleeper comfortable without idling the engine. Power comes from the combined energy of the truck starting batteries paired with four AGM deep cycle batteries located in the in-frame battery box.

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Tesla Model 3: Speculating On Batteries, Power, Price, Versions

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The upcoming Tesla Model 3 may just be the most anticipated and significant electric car ever. Scheduled to hit the market in late 2017 with a price tag of $35,000 and a range of 200-plus miles, the Model 3 aims to be the first true mass-market electric car. Its sales are targeted at 500,000 per year by 2020—fully 10 times the production. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Mercedes battery plans, GM electric van, battery-powered Cessna: Today’s Car News

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The largest commercial electric passenger plane can go 100 miles on batteries. Mercedes has outlined its plans to globally source batteries for localized EV production. And GM is reportedly working on an electric van. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The world’s largest commercial electric airplane—a converted Cessna—has. Today in Car News

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Johnson Controls’ Lithium-ion batteries power Hybrid Range Rover

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Johnson Controls is supplying the Lithium-ion battery pack for the Hybrid Range Rover ( earlier post ), announced in 2013. Production of the cells and complete battery systems is underway at Johnson Controls’ manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan. Cutaway of the Li-ion battery pack for the Range Rover. The hybrid system, including lithium-ion battery pack, inverter and electric motor weighs less than 120 kg (282 lbs).

A123: Increasing 48V battery power up to ~25 kW enables advanced mild hybrid capabilities with greater fuel savings

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In a paper presented at SAE WCX 2017 this week in Detroit, engineers at Li-ion battery maker A123 Systems conclude that 48V battery packs with strong power (up to ~25 kW) and HEV-level energy capabilities (<200Wh for most scenarios) are needed to enable advanced mild hybird (MHEV) capabilities, with optimal power-to-energy ratios between 30 and 160. The BISG is connected to a 48 V (nominal battery) and also typically to a 12V powernet via a DC/DC convertor.

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All-Electric SRT Viper: Battery-Powered Supercar On Sale Now

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With hybrid supercars starting to appear at last--the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 among them--many electric-car fans wonder when we''ll see another battery-electric supercar to follow the Tesla Roadster. One already exists, it turns out--and we didn''t even notice. You can literally put a plug-in electric SRT Viper in your garage today if you

Audi Presents Battery-Powered A3 e-tron Prototype

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The growth of Audi’s ever-expanding family of ‘e-tron’ electrified concept cars and prototypes shows no signs of slowing with two more additions joining the fold this month alone, the latest being the battery-powered A3 e-tron revealed this week.

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Electric Boats: As In Cars, Battery Power Offers Advantages On The Water

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The world now has something around half a million plug-in electric cars on the roads, and electric propulsion is slowly spreading into other types of transportation. One of them is electric boats, which have been around for more than a century but are now seeing renewed interest. Just as with automobiles at the turn of the last century

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Nissan and Yamato Transport begin test drives of battery-powered refrigerator trucks

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will conduct test drives of the ATLAS F24 Refrigerator Truck by Li-ion Battery for a one-year period starting this month, in cooperation with Yamato Transport Co., This vehicle is the first truck to sustain continued operation of its refrigerator and chiller compartments through a dedicated lithium-ion battery system during small cargo delivery runs. The lithium-ion battery system installed on the vehicle was developed by 4R Energy Corporation. Nissan Motor Co.,

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DOE issues $10M incubator FOA for batteries, power electronics, engines, materials, fuels and lubricants

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VTO is seeking projects that address the major challenges to developing and commercializing batteries for plug?in energy batteries. ion batteries is approximately four times too high on a kWh basis; current batteries are two to three times too heavy and large, and high? energy batteries struggle to meet PEV cycle and calendar life requirements; and. ion batteries are not intrinsically tolerant to abusive conditions.

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Cree introduces SiC 650V MOSFETs targeting EVs, data centers and solar

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Cree has introduced the Wolfspeed 650V silicon carbide MOSFETs , delivering a wider range of industrial applications and enabling the next generation of Electric Vehicle (EV) onboard charging, data centers, and other renewable systems with industry-leading power efficiency. End users benefit from lower total cost of ownership in a variety of applications through the more efficient use of power, reduced cooling requirements, and industry-leading reliability.

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Williams: Formula E battery power to increase to 170 kW for season two; 70 kWh pack for Evoque-E

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Williams Advanced Engineering, the sole supplier of the battery packs for the FIA Formula E Championship, confirmed that the maximum power output of the batteries for the racers will increase to 170kW during each race in season two of the Championship. The batteries showed excellent reliability during season one, with only one on track failure during the eleven races when operating at 150kW. Batteries Electric (Battery) Motorsport

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DOE announces $26.6M SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 1 Release 2 awards; fuel cells, batteries, power electronics and efficient combustion engines

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Of these, 16 are vehicle-related, encompassing projects developing batteries, power electronics and improved combustion engine technology including on-board reformers, and two are specifically hydrogen fuel cell-related. Fuel Cell-Battery Electric Hybrid for Utility or Municipal MD or HD Bucket Trucks (H2BT) The fuel cell bucket truck has no emission and saves 1,400 gallons of diesel fuel per year. Batteries Engines Fuel Cells Hydrogen Li-Sulfur Power Electronics

2015 78

Nissan providing residual battery power forecast and use information services to LEAF owners

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introduced two services through the Nissan LEAF owners’ website and smartphone applications: one that precisely forecasts the LEAF’s remaining battery capacity when it arrives at a destination; and the other called “Minna no Syouhi Denryoku (Energy Usage Database)” (available in Japan and North America). By reviewing the battery level forecast and recorded energy usage at the same time, drivers can make a more accurate plan for charging until they arrive at their destination.

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Northvolt & Vattenfall introduce modular energy storage solution to replace diesel generators

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Northvolt and Vattenfall have launched of a new battery energy storage solution, Voltpack Mobile System—a rugged, highly modular lithium-ion battery system envisioned as a zero-emission alternative to replace diesel generators. The system scales through a central interface hub, which can connect in parallel up to five self-contained Voltpacks, each containing three liquid-cooled, industrial-grade battery Voltpack Cores. Batteries Power Generation

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DSM and Lightyear to scale the commercialization of integrated solar roofs for EVs

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High-tech mobility innovator Lightyear and Royal DSM will jointly scale the commercialization of Lightyear’s unique solar-powered roof for the electric vehicle market. Specifically, the partnership aims to integrate solar-powered roofs in a variety of electric vehicles, including cars, vans and buses, thus enabling users to charge their vehicle directly with clean energy. Electric (Battery) Power Generation Solar Vehicle Systems

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Karma Automotive in final development stages for SiC traction inverters; 400V and 800V

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The new SiC traction inverters are engineered in-house by Karma’s Powertrain Power Electronics team, in collaboration with the Power Electronic System Laboratory at University of Arkansas (PESLA). This flexible architecture design in a 400V system can be customized to fit various vehicle platforms and is also available in 800V power levels to leverage higher voltage for fast charging. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics Vehicle Manufacturers

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Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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Highview Power Storage, Inc., With Highview Power’s liquid air energy storage solution, excess or off-peak electricity is used to clean and compress air which is then stored in liquid form in insulated tanks at temperatures approaching -320 ?F At utility-scale, Highview Power’s long duration energy storage systems paired with renewables are equivalent in performance to fossil fuel powered thermal and nuclear baseload power. Batteries Power Generation Smart Gri

2019 94

Tesla Model 3 production, self-driving car pros for electric cars, and battery power grid backups: Today's Car News

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PG&E partners with Tesla to provide power grid backups. Tesla Model 3 production reaches a milestone. Self-driving cars will provide numerous benefits to electric cars. And the results are in from our latest Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. In the last week of June, Tesla built 5,000 Model 3 electric cars—a

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UK’s Network Rail developing a prototype battery-powered train; trying Li-ion and sodium-nickel batteries

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The UK’s Network Rail, the company that runs, maintains and develops Britain’s rail tracks, signaling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 17 key stations, is part of an industry study into the feasibility of using battery electric trains on parts of the railway which have not been electrified. A battery-powered train could use non-electrified and diesel lines, and recharge their batteries at terminal stations—i.e.,

2013 69

Renault plans Europe's largest battery storage network

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European electric-carmaker Renault plans to build the continent's largest stationary battery storage network next year using old electric-car batteries. Renault announced on Tuesday that it will install used (and some new) electric car batteries in three locations: two Renault factories in France, and the site of a former coal-fired power plant in. Batteries power grid

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VisIC and ZF partner on R&D effort to develop EV inverter based on GaN semiconductor technology; focus on 400V

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D 3 GaN technology has been shown to reduce the power losses by at least 50% while benefiting from the high-yield, low-cost proprietary design of GaN transistors. The inverter—which converts DC power from the traction battery to AC power that drives the motor—is a key part of the electric drive chain. This conversion comes from a complex sequence of switching events which reconstruct an AC signal from the DC output of the battery.

2020 78

Yutong Group partners with StarPower and Cree to deliver its first electric bus in China to use silicon carbide in powertrain

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Yutong Group), a large-scale industrial Chinese manufacturer of commercial vehicles that specializes in electric buses, is using Cree 1200V silicon carbide devices in a StarPower power module for its new, high-efficiency powertrain system for electric buses. The use of silicon carbide-based power solutions enable faster, smaller, lighter and more powerful electronic systems for commercial electric vehicles. Bus Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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Hitachi Automotive Systems starts mass production of 800V, high output EV inverter

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For this inverter, the mounting technology of the power semiconductor was newly developed to realize an 800-volt system. times higher power density. As most EVs are based on a 400V system, in order to increase the vehicle’s driving range, additional batteries with parallel connection are required. This results in increasing the battery capacity but also the charging time. times higher power density. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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Delphi Technologies in volume production of 800V SiC inverter; $2.7B customer win

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At the heart of the new Delphi Technologies inverter is its patented Viper power switch, which combines high levels of integration with unique double-sided cooling. The latest addition to the Viper power switch range replaces conventional silicon with SiC, a high band gap semiconductor that allows very fast switching and can operate at even higher temperatures. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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Dept of Interior approves plan for largest solar project in US; 690 MW Gemini Solar with 380 MW battery system

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The estimated $1-billion Gemini Solar Project could be the eighth-largest solar power facility in the world when finished and is expected to generate enough electricity to power 260,000 homes in the Las Vegas area and potential energy markets in Southern California. The project also includes a 380 MW solar-powered battery system able to store and deploy more than 1,400 megawatt hours which can be used when the power is needed most.

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces the Battery-Powered A-Class E-CELL; Production Run of 500

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing the A-Class E-CELL, a compact five-seat battery-electric car with a range of more than 200 km (124 miles) (NEDC), targeted as a family EV for urban areas. In line with the strategy used for hybrid development, Mercedes engineers have developed a modular system for electric vehicles with battery and fuel-cell. Both energy storage units in the electric A-Class are the same as the battery in the smart fortwo electric drive. The A-Class E-CELL.

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Audi opens 1.9 MWh battery storage unit on EUREF Campus in Berlin

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Audi has opened Germany’s largest multi-use battery energy storage unit on the EUREF Campus in Berlin. MWh and uses used lithium-ion batteries from development vehicles to test various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the power grid. This would allow charging with solar or wind power, depending on what is available. Further, it would potentially allow flexible reactions to short-term power fluctuations in the grid.

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Plans revealed for battery powered Mercedes

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The automotive lithium-ion battery joint venture formed between Daimler AG and Evonik Industries last year, known as Deutsche Accumotive GmbH & Co. It is hoped that the lithium-ion battery systems will start to appear in Mercedes vehicles beginning in 2012. The site is close to Li-Tec Battery GmbH, another joint venture between Daimler and Evonik. KG Evonik Lithium-ion batteries Smart car

AVL and Silicon Mobility collaborate to boost EV efficiency; 250kW inverter-eMotor system

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This system will be powered by OLEA T222 FPCU and OLEA APP INVERTER HE to extract the best energy efficiency delivered by the electric motor. The partners plan to extend their collaboration also to the drive and control of advanced Silicon Carbide (SiC) power technologies by OLEA T222 FPCU and OLEA APP INVERTER HE in the latest generation of AVL inverters. Controls and controllers Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

2019 83

SERES partners with BYD to develop next-generation power electronics

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BYD Microelectronics) have entered a strategic partnership to develop next-generation power electronics. The signing of this agreement will promote cooperation between the two parties in the field of new energy vehicle power electronics, advancing the design and development of such products as high-power motor controllers, vehicle controllers, network controllers and high-voltage power distribution boxes. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

2019 69

BorgWarner introduces onboard battery charger

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BorgWarner introduced its Onboard Battery Charger (OBC), adding to the company’s impressive portfolio of technologies for plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. This technology uses silicon carbide technology and is best-in-class for power density, power conversion efficiency and safety compliance, the company says. The OBC is installed in hybrid or electric vehicles to convert alternating current (AC) from the power grid to direct current (DC) for charging batteries.

2019 79

Eaton to supply high-performance inverters for battery-electric passenger vehicle for PSA JV

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Power management company Eaton’s eMobility business was chosen by Nidec-PSA Emotors (Emotors), a joint venture between Nidec Leroy-Somer and Groupe PSA, to supply high-performance traction inverters for a battery-electric vehicle platform. Eaton will provide its power-dense inverters to Emotors, which will integrate it with the motor and ship the finished system to its customers for assembly into the battery electric vehicle. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

2019 80

Eaton forms strategic alliance with KPIT to develop next-generation e-mobility technologies

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Power management company Eaton is partnering with global technology company KPIT to support the development of next-generation electrified mobility technologies for Eaton’s eMobility business unit ( earlier post ). Eaton’s collaboration with KPIT initially will focus on developing and deploying technologies, software solutions and platforms for several components, including inverters, on-board chargers, DC-DC converters and power distribution modules.

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Delphi Technologies to partner with Cree for automotive silicon carbide devices for EVs

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a leader in silicon carbide semiconductors, are partnering to utilize silicon carbide semiconductor device technology to enable faster, smaller, lighter and more powerful electronic systems for future electric vehicles (EV). Delphi Viper 4 inverter power switch. Inverter power modules generally comprise six switches, which flip back and forth between different current types. It also permits much higher power outputs, increasing hybrid and electric vehicle range.

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