The next five years will be dynamic for electrified vehicles as they evolve to meet a growing number of challenges including shorter charging times, long-distance travel, energy storage, reliability, volume manufacturing, and energy efficiency. Infineon´s dedicated e-mobility products, chipsets, and system competency allow developers to optimize high-volt (HV) power conversion applications such as traction inverters to achieve best efficiency and performance. All of which is set to bring the 10 kWh of energy for a driving distance of 100 km within reach.
The next five years will be dynamic for electrified vehicles as they evolve to meet a growing number of challenges including shorter charging times, long-distance travel, energy storage, reliability, volume manufacturing, and energy efficiency. Infineon´s dedicated e-mobility products, chipsets, and system competency allow developers to optimize high-volt (HV) power conversion applications like traction inverters to achieve best efficiency and performance.
Drive 100 km on 10 kWh?
Certainly sounds like an ambitious goal, especially when you bear in mind that the current average for passenger vehicles is about 16 kWh / 100 km. Silicon carbide (SiC) is the key to new, efficient power conversion designs in electric vehicles. With SiC expertise and over 25 years of experience in trench design, Infineon is your trusted partner for traction inverter, (on-board) charging, and DC-DC power conversion solutions offering the highest efficiencies.
The path to our 10 kWh / 100 km vision reaches beyond the obvious reduction of power conversion losses to also include a holistic approach at vehicle level - extending even to the vehicle´s environment. Using the vehicle as a "power bank", vehicle-to-x marks another step toward a totally green energy infrastructure. As a valued and dependable partner to the industry, we provide the confidence needed to develop and produce market-leading green e-mobility applications.
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- Review how "smart & connected" applications and infrastructure are bringing further efficiency gains to mobility.
Dirk Geiger is currently a member of Infineon´s Automotive Application Marketing & Management team, located in Munich, Germany, and responsible for all marketing activities related to electric drivetrain applications, such as the traction inverter, on-board charger, and DC-DC converter. He has been with Infineon since 2006, first as a member of the headquarter´s Microcontroller Product Marketing team for powertrain applications and then the leader of the marketing team of Automotive Microcontrollers for Body, Chassis and Safety applications. He headed the automotive marketing team in Shanghai, China, before taking over his current role. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master´s in Business Administration (1996), Geiger has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing within the electronics manufacturing and automotive semiconductor industries.
Christoph Bauer is part of the System department within the automotive section of Infineon Technologies, located in Munich, Germany. As a System Architect for Traction Inverters, he follows the current trends and evolution of this specific component in the automotive market. Working with a broad team, he works out how these developments impact the Infineon portfolio. Before taking over his current role, he was team lead for an engineering service provider, designing the hardware of automotive inverters.