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Hitachi Energy Launches SiC Module For EVs

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Company to launch RoadPak power semiconductor module at PCIM

Hitachi Energy will launch its RoadPak power semiconductor module for electric vehicles at PCIM Europe, in Nuremberg, Germany, May 10-12.

RoadPak sets a new benchmark in electric vehicle performance. This compact module uses SiC technology to achieve high 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, according to Hitachi.

“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.”

Tested by many EV manufacturers and for two seasons with the Mahindra Racing Formula E team, RoadPak is available in both the 750 volt and 1,200 volt ranges. This makes it suitable for all types of electric vehicle - regular and luxury cars, commercial vehicles, buses, agricultural EVs, heavy-duty trucks and high-performance racing cars.

“We have had the privilege of piloting this advanced power module on our Mahindra M7Electro and M8Electro racing cars over the last two years, which has proven to significantly increase performance and reliability,” said Dilbagh Gill, CEO and team principal of Mahindra Racing. “This high technology improvement allows us to develop next-generation state-of-the-art green automotive solutions and improve driving experience.”

Hitachi Energy has two separate manufacturing sources supporting security of supply worldwide for its SiC-based power semiconductor products, including RoadPak. The company makes its own SiC chips at its semiconductor factory in Switzerland and is supported by an independent SiC chip manufacturer in the United States, thereby securing supply in terms of both volumes and geographic availability.

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