Electric Vehicles (EVs) require on-board chargers (OBCs), DC-DC converters, and traction inverters as a power ‘backbone’. These sub-systems need the highest efficiencies, power densities, and reliability, whilst offering a cost-competitive solution. Wide bandgap GaN semiconductors optimized for passenger 400V-battery systems and advanced SiC semiconductors targeted at commercial 800V-battery and beyond are fundamental to achieving these objectives.
Navitas solutions can deliver 3x faster charging and 70% energy savings, enabling 5% longer range or 5% lower battery cost. Use of GaN, for example, could accelerate worldwide EV adoption by up to three years, and drive a 20% reduction in road-sector CO² emissions by 2050.
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