Vicor launches automotive ebook on electrification

Vicor launches automotive ebook on electrification

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Vicor has launched its brand-new ebook for automotive customers, titled ‘A better way to accelerate vehicle electrification’. The ebook provides in-depth technical insights into the battery technologies used within the automotive industry through case studies and articles.

The automotive industry is racing to electrify their fleets, driven by consumer demand, regulatory pressure, and technological advances. Electrification increases electrical power requirements in vehicles from less than 3 kW in a conventional combustion engine to over 50 kW in a battery powered EV. The nearly 20x increase puts a significant strain on the electrical power delivery network, adding cost, complexity, size, and weight to EVs.

To support OEMs, Vicor’s latest automotive ebook seeks to address the challenges electrification can pose particularly for designers faced with diverse power delivery networks. It examines alternatives to the 12-V battery, the 400-800 V DC-DC fast-charging incompatibility dilemma and how to optimize an automobile power delivery network. Engineers will learn the benefits of adopting a modular approach using compact and efficient lightweight power modules with high power density.

The ebook covers hot topics in automotive, including:

  1. Size and weight challenges of automotive electrification.
  2. Optimisation of the complete EV power delivery network.
  3. Range anxiety as it relates to 400-800 V DC-DC fast-charging infrastructure.
  4. The future of the 12-V lead acid battery.

Nicolas Richard, Director Automotive Business, Vicor, said, “Our customers are always at the forefront of our online literature development, and so, it is great for us to develop this new ebook which enables customers to source technical advice alongside industry insights that can then be applied to their innovative projects, in one easy-to-access place.”

The ebook is free to download and available here.

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