With the number of electric vehicles (EV) models on the market steadily growing, and pressure from governments to drive vehicle emissions down to zero, there is a growing need for more efficient charging solutions. Fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations equipped with powerful DC chargers are currently the answer. DC EV chargers are an attractive choice because they allow much faster charging than the standard AC EV ones that many EV owners have at home. Today, a DC charger with 150 kW can put a 200 km charge on an EV in around just 15 minutes. As fast charging and battery technologies continue to evolve and improve in the near future, experts anticipate the charging time to drop even further.
In this presentation, we explore the growing electric vehicle market and the demands it is placing on society to deliver battery charging solutions. The standards around electric vehicle chargers are explored along with the approaches and topologies that are gaining momentum in this unique application space. Attendees will learn about Infineon's experience with existing system architectures, from power conversion to payment systems and security. Finally, we will present an examination of a range of electronic components that will be crucial to the implementation of electric vehicle charging systems for years to come.
- Silicon carbide solutions are gaining more attention in DC EV Charging thanks to higher efficiency and reduced losses
- New trends for power module are coming due to high power charging > 60 kW
- Infineon's engineers and development teams understand the application challenges, have experience in the field of power electronics design, and provide a joined-up portfolio of silicon and silicon carbide devices that design engineers can use to turn their concepts and ideas into secure and robust charging solutions
Karl Lehnhoff joined EBV Elektronik in 2008 as a regional application manager. Since 2011 he is a director for Renewable Energies, today called City & Infrastructure. Previously he held multiple different roles in R&D, engineering and field sales. He graduated with a Dipl.-Ing. degree in electronics from the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund.
Pradip Chatterjee joined Infineon AG in 2018 as application owner of EV charging. In his role, he focuses on EV charging application, working on requirements and trends, as well supporting design ins. Pradip holds a master's degree in power electronics.
Tamara Krappinger joined Infineon in 2015 as product marketing manager for CoolMOS™ superjunction MOSFETs. In her role she focuses on CoolMOS™ solutions for industrial applications such as telecom, battery formation power and electric vehicle charging stations. Tamara holds a master's degree in business administration.