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Hitachi Energy launches power semiconductor module for all types of electric vehicles

Germany, Nuremberg: Hitachi Energy has announced the global launch of RoadPak, its pioneering power semiconductor module for electric vehicles at PCIM Europe.

PCIM Europe is the world’s leading power electronics trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, taking place on 10–12 May 2022.

This compact module uses state-of-the-art silicon carbide (SiC) technology to achieve exceptional levels of power density for faster charging, reliability over the vehicle’s lifetime, and the lowest possible power losses for the longest possible driving range.

“RoadPak is the result of more than 100 years of Hitachi Energy innovation and market leadership in power electronics,” said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business. “Along with our Grid-eMotion™ Flash and Fleet EV charging systems, it builds on our commitment to take e-mobility to the next level and advance a more sustainable energy future for all.”

RoadPak is available in both the 750 V and 1,200 V ranges. This makes it ideal for all types of electric vehicle – regular and luxury cars, commercial vehicles, buses, agricultural EVs, heavy-duty trucks and high-performance racing cars.

Power semiconductors are a critical component in electric vehicles. They are the heart of the inverter, which converts DC power from the vehicle’s battery into the AC power that drives the motor.

The EV market is growing exponentially. Global sales of electric cars grew 40 % in 2020 and almost doubled in 2021, according to the International Energy Agency and World Economic Forum. In addition, all major car manufacturers have committed to phase out their petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 or earlier.

 

Source: Hitachi Energy