STMicroelectronics will supply silicon-carbide (SiC) power electronics to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi for advanced on-board chargers (OBC) in its upcoming electric vehicles. ST will provide design-in support to help maximize OBC performance and reliability, and supply Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi with associated components, including standard silicon devices. The OBCs with ST’s SiC are scheduled to enter volume production in 2021.
“As the pioneer and global leader in zero-emission electric vehicles, our objective remains to be the number one provider of mainstream mass-market and affordable EVs around the world,” said Philippe Schulz, Alliance VP Design Electric & Hybrid Powertrain. “The small size, light weight, and high energy efficiency we can achieve using ST’s SiC technology in our OBC, combined with the increased battery efficiency, will enable us to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by reducing charging times and extending the range of our EVs.”
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