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Eaton To Supply High-Performance Inverters For Battery-Electric Passenger Vehicle

Eaton will provide its power-dense inverters to Emotors, which will integrate it with the motor and ship the finished system to its customers for assembly into the battery-electric vehicle.

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Eaton’s eMobility business has been chosen by Nidec-PSA Emotors (Emotors), a joint venture between Nidec Leroy-Somer and Groupe PSA, to supply high-performance traction inverters for a battery-electric vehicle platform.

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Eaton will provide its power-dense inverters to Emotors, which will integrate it with the motor and ship the finished system to its customers for assembly into the battery-electric vehicle.

Leveraging Eaton’s expertise managing high-voltage power, eMobility developed the vehicle inverters with a power density of 35 kilowatts per liter and 98 percent operating efficiency. The inverter’s high power density and compact, lightweight design take up minimal space in the vehicle while helping maximize range and improving safety and the driving experience, according to Emotors.

“We are pleased to partner with Emotors and value the opportunity to support them in one of their product lines,” said Jeff Lowinger, president, eMobility. “Eaton’s power-dense inverters help deliver a safe, reliable and comfortable driving experience.”

Eaton projects electrified vehicles will increase to 38 percent of the global passenger-car market by 2030, with share dispersed among battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid-electric and mild hybrid-electric. Eaton’s inverters can be used in all types of electric vehicles, as well as other alternative-fuel vehicles, such as hydrogen fuel-cell cars and trucks.

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