Delphi announces combined inverter and DC/DC converter for Chinese market

Delphi Technologies plans to introduce what it says is the first combined inverter and DC/DC converter in China.

The addition of these components is expected to create a more efficient and cost-effective way to deliver increased power density in a smaller and lighter package. The potential to deliver more efficient electric propulsion systems has already attracted the attention of major automakers who have selected the technology to power their EVs, Delphi said.

Delphi has invested $80 million in a 180,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Suzhou, in Jiangsu Province. Delphi said the product launch underpins the technological advancements it is pursuing to meet standards required in the Chinese market.

“This launch marks another major step forward for Delphi Technologies’ pioneering position in electrification and another development of power electronics as an enabler,” said Kevin Quinlan, Delphi’s General Manager of Electronics and Electrification. “We bring two decades of expertise to this product, which began with an initial investment in advanced engineering of electric vehicles.”


Source: Delphi Technologies

  • brian_gilbert

    Can we have some meaningful idea of the value of this rather than be told it is ‘a step forward?’ For instance how far would the range of a given electric car be increased?

  • EVman88

    This is awesome. You must have the inverter and converter together. Got to get rid of the expensive charger!
    How much for 200KW to 400KW system?
    Can this work for 850VDC system?
    Lets see if they answer their phone 🙂

  • freedomev

    It is unlikely true it is the first, just PR hyping and not a big deal, not even a small one even if true.
    Many have had this in the past.
    ACPropulsion did it with 15kw charging and V2G from the same power section, case, just switching control circuits back 18 yrs ago and Ford used it in their E Ranger of the day.
    A version was used in the first Tesla Roadster without the V2G part but with the DC-DC and 15kw charger, huge for the time..