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Kia EVs to use onsemi’s silicon carbide power module for traction inverters

onsemi has announced that its EliteSiC family of silicon carbide power modules has been selected for Kia’s EV6 GT model.

onsemi says its power module enables high-efficiency power conversion from the DC 800 V of the battery to the AC drive for the rear axle. It also delivers package technology to minimize parasitics and thermal resistance, and offers package reliability using interconnects. These innovations, says onsemi, lead to reduced power losses in DC-AC conversion, as well as reduced size and weight of the traction inverter, potentially improving performance and EV range by as much as 5 percent.

The company reports that it plans to continue collaborating with Hyundai and Kia to use the EliteSiC technology for the automakers’ upcoming high-performance EVs based on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).

Source: onsemi

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