The path to sustainable mobility

There is no alternative to reducing global warming and carbon emissions. The political sphere is driving this change in the automotive industry with regulations on both the national and international level. Meanwhile, changing consumer preferences drive the demand for electric cars. To date, 66 countries have announced a zero-emission vehicle target or the phase-out of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by 2050 to meet the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement targets.

Electromobility is the foundation for environmentally responsible and sustainable mobility. However, making electromobility successful requires not only an electrified car, but also the supporting ecosystem and charging infrastructure based on renewable energy, as well as carbon-neutral car manufacturing. Semiconductors are at the heart of vehicle electrification and the associated charging infrastructure and will drive the transformation towards carbon-neutral mobility in order to protect our planet, for our own sake and for the sake of generations to come.

As the world’s leading supplier of automotive semiconductors, Infineon offers full system solutions, high quality and strong supply capability. With its extensive range of power semiconductors and control ICs for all types of electric vehicle, Infineon is accelerating xEV mass market deployment and helping the automotive industry meet its ambitious CO2 fleet targets.

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title with Infineon’s dependable electronics onboard of the VW ID.4

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Electromobility is fast becoming a reality. In fact, every seventh car produced today is operating on a form of electrification. Demonstrating the power and convenience of an electric vehicle (EV), Volkswagen of America has teamed up with long-distance driving expert Rainer Zietlow for the VW ID.4 USA tour. Under the sponsorship of Infineon, Zietlow and his team have attained a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title. The record was set for the longest journey by an electric vehicle in a single country, crossing 35,840.67 miles between July 13, 2021 to October 18, 2021. The drive route also incorporated five Infineon sites, including Livonia, MI; San Jose, CA; El Segundo, CA; Austin, TX; and Washington D.C. 

The VW ID.4 contains more than 50 Infineon semiconductors, including power semiconductors, microcontrollers and driver ICs. At the heart of the electric drivetrain is a power module from the HybridPACK™ Drive product family for the conversion of energy between the battery and motor. Looking beyond the car, semiconductors from Infineon also play an important role in the electric charging infrastructure and enable faster charging.

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