Light electric vehicles
Driving reliable high and lower power applications
Increasing environmental awareness and the need to reduce CO2 and other emissions in urban areas are driving a shift towards alternative means of transportation. New markets are cropping up as consumers demand various types of high power and low power light electric vehicles such as e-bikes, e-scooters, and low speed electric cars. This development is coupled with a surge in e-commerce and the expansion of warehouse space has led to a substantial rise in demand for electrically powered forklifts. Together, these new markets have revealed a growing need for highly efficient drive train DC/AC inverters and fast charging stations AC/DC converters as well as battery managements systems that prolong the cycle life of the batteries.
System diagram: high power light EVs (3kw to 50kw)
System diagram: low power light EVs (250w to 3kw)
Overcoming challenging in light EV designs
To meet market needs, engineers are challenged to design light electric vehicles that are low maintenance and have a high longevity. For light EVs at work in harsh environments, such as warehouses, the systems must be reliable to ensure low downtime. Not surprisingly, cost pressure is an issue and here it’s essential to reduce both the system size and cost, and ideally offer the best price for the performance. Fast time to market is decisive for a light electric vehicle design to be a success in today’s rapidly evolving world.
Infineon – the source of success
A long established player, Infineon understands the latest challenges in the light electric vehicle market. More importantly, we have the right semiconductor solutions and components to help you overcome them. For instance, our XMC™ microcontrollers, EiceDRIVER™ gate drivers and OptiMOS™ low voltage MOSFETs provide solutions for all e-mobility applications.
By sourcing our products you enjoy fast time to market thanks to reduced development effort. You can also use our evaluation boards for fast prototyping, testing and in-depth system support. Our portfolio features robust components to ensure highest system reliability. We also have the right solutions for applications requiring a compact small form factor as well as for high power density designs. With more efficient power converters, like the latest generation of Infineon OptiMOS™ MOSFETs, you can save up to 35% of heat management components and reduce your system BOM by sourcing Infineon components for your light electric vehicle designs.
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