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Vitesco to supply drive control units for Volkswagen EVs

Vitesco Technologies, a maker of electric powertrains, will provide drive control units for the Volkswagen ID.3. 

“This product makes us part of Volkswagen’s electrification ecosystem, which is proof of our strong system and electronics expertise across the entire vehicle propulsion system and beyond,” said Vitesco VP Wolfgang Breuer.

Vitesco developed the drive control unit for VW’s new modular electric drive platform. In the ID.3, this device activates the electric motor, coordinates all commands initiated by the accelerator pedal and plays an integral part in charging and energy management as well as the management of the high-voltage electrical system. It also acts as an interface to the other control units inside the vehicle. The company says cybersecurity was a focal point of the design, since the device enables remote software updates and functional enhancements in the field.

The component will also go into series production in several other EVs using VW’s modular platform.

Source: Vitesco Technologies

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