Fueling the Electric Vehicle Movement

Fueling the Electric Vehicle Movement

As new EV systems tend to drive up weight, system size and price, automakers are turning from incumbent technologies (i.e. HV Si MOSFETs, IGBTs, and superjunction) to powerful alternative wide bandgap technologies, including SiC and GaN-on-Si. The electric vehicle (EV) movement is speeding up — eclipsing the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle market growth rate by 10x to reach a 35 percent share of new vehicle sales by 2040, according to research company EV-Volumes. In large part, this is due to mounting innovations (and related price drops) in battery and electronics systems as well as related system components. Furthermore, […]