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Rohm Is Technology Partner For Venturi Formula E

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Power management using SiC highlights the key to success in the all-electric racing series

Rohm Semiconductor has been official technology partner of the Venturi Formula E team since Season 3 (2016/2017), and now it has also become a global sponsor for the brand.

Formula E is the leading racing event for electric vehicles. And the collaboration between Rohm and Venturi in Formula E highlights the key to success in the all-electric racing series - power management.

Venturi Automobiles is a pioneer in designing electric powertrains, which it supplies to the Venturi Formula E team. The challenge of Formula E is to find the most efficient way of using the energy provided by the battery and applying it on the road.

To do this, Venturi initiated a partnership with Rohm, who developed new power semiconductor technology using SiC, resulting in extremely low losses of power and higher temperature resistance for their inverter. Thus, Rohm and Venturi hope to gain an edge over the competition while also pushing forward the development of new technical solutions to increase power conversion efficiency.

Venturi Automobiles holds the FIA World Land Speed record for an all-electric vehicle. In 2016, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 set the official top recorded speed achieved by an electrically-driven car of 549 km/h on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

As global sponsor for the brand, Rohm says it exemplifies its commitment to further development of power and energy management systems. Bringing SiC technology to Formula E and to e-mobility in general is an important step in changing drive technology.


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