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DENSO Providing Components for Toyota, Subaru BEV Models

DENSO says its products help BEVs go farther, charge faster, optimize battery use, and perform better.

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DENSO Corporation announced it is providing key electrification components to Toyota and Subaru’s all-new, all-electric bZ4X and Solterra, scheduled to be released in May 12, 2022 and mid-2022, respectively. DENSO says its products help the battery electric vehicle (BEV) go farther, charge faster, optimize battery use, and most importantly, perform better.

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Newly-developed DENSO products featured on the bZ4X and Solterra include:

  • Current Sensor, which detects the flow of charging and discharging battery electricity
  • Electricity Supply Unit (ESU), which integrates the functions of battery charging, electrical power conversion, and electrical power distribution
  • Heat Pump System, which extracts heat from the air and uses it as a heat source for the vehicle climate control system
  • Radiant Heating System, which warms the passengers lower body, only for bZ4X

Other DENSO products on the bZ4X and Solterra include:

  • Sensors, which monitor battery voltage and temperature
  • Battery Monitoring Electronic Control Unit (ECU), which monitors the status of the battery
  • BEV ECU, which combines sensor information to control energy flow
  • Inverters, which are used in the eAxle, Blue Nexus Corporation’s driving modules for electric vehicles

In BEVs, the battery is their sole energy source, DENSO explains. Minimizing the amount of energy needed and efficiently recovering energy in order to use all of the energy generated helps to make BEV more practical. To efficiently manage energy throughout the BEV, DENSO says it is developing technologies that help monitor the vehicle’s status and efficiently control energy use.

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For more information, visit https://www.denso.com/global

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