BorgWarner agrees 800V SiC inverter supply deal

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BorgWarner has agreed to supply its new 800V silicon carbide (SiC) inverter to two performance car brands. The two electric SUVs equipped with the 800V inverter are scheduled to start production in 2023 and 2024.

The new SiC inverter design uses the Tier 1 supplier’s patented Viper SiC 800V power module. This means the solution is scalable to address changing demands and adapts to both low and high voltage systems.

The dual-sided cooling SiC inverter will allow the OEMs to efficiently convert DC power stored in the battery pack into AC power and return AC power recovered during braking to battery.

BorgWarner claims this technology in the power module helps reduce product weight by 40% and size by 30% and increases power density by 25% compared with the traditional Si-based inverters.

“We are honored to earn the trust of the two performance car brands as their core supplier of electronic propulsion systems,” said Dr Stefan Demmerle, president and general manager of BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “BorgWarner continues to develop innovative game-changing technologies for electric vehicles; our 800V silicon carbide inverter solution is a great example.”

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