Delphi Technologies PLC, a leading provider of advanced vehicle propulsion solutions, is bringing New Energy Vehicle (NEV) technology to the next level with the launch of the first combined inverter and DC/DC converter in the Chinese market. For automakers, these components create a more efficient and cost-effective solution delivering higher power density, integrated in a smaller and lighter package.
NEV is China’s designation for plug-in electric vehicles eligible for public subsidies, and includes only battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). This product’s potential to deliver more efficient future electric propulsion systems, while also meeting the industry’s highest technological standards, has already attracted the attention of major automakers that have selected this technology to power their vehicles.
“This launch marks another major step forward for Delphi Technologies’ pioneering position in electrification and another development of power electronics as an enabler,” said Kevin Quinlan, senior vice president and general manager, Electronics & Electrification for Delphi Technologies. “We continue to develop our business around the globe with exciting steps forward in the China market.”
Delphi Technologies’ $80 million USD investment in the Suzhou Plant covers an area of more than 17,000 square meters (180,000 square feet). The company says the launch of this product emphasizes the technological developments Delphi is pursuing to address diverse local requirements for the Chinese market.
“We bring two decades of expertise to this product, which began with an initial investment in advanced engineering of electric vehicles,” said Quinlan. “Today’s launch could not have been possible without leveraging the unique engineering talent of our people.”