PSD: GaN Drives Development of Next-Generation EVs

“The opportunity for GaN in EV traction is enhanced as vehicles are moving to four, independent, ‘in-wheel’ traction motors to eliminate a single motor as a point of total failure. This eliminates mechanical drive-train components, delivers four-wheel drive for traction control and safety, plus gives ‘n+3’ redundancy to carry on most journeys with minimal performance loss – or ‘limp home’. GaN’s speed delivers high efficiency, lightweight and small size for in-wheel motors, increasing overall vehicle performance and range.”

Article written by: Charles Bailley, Senior Director, Global Business Development & Hao Sun, Senior Director, Navitas EV Design Center, and published by Power Systems Design.