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Hitachi electric vehicle inverter adopted for the Audi e-tron

Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.’s electric vehicle (EV) inverter has been adopted by Audi for its first mass production EV, the e-tron, which went on sale in Europe in March this year.

With tightened environmental regulations around the world, many countries are driving for greater adoption of electric vehicles.

This has led to the demand for more efficient and higher-output electric motors, inverters, and other electric powertrain systems that will contribute to high performance EVs.

The Hitachi Automotive Systems inverter adopted by Audi was specifically developed and designed for EVs, and provides high power density output that helps to maximise motor performance.

Specifically, this inverter is equipped with a compact, high-efficiency power module with double-sided cooling and a built-in next-generation insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT).

The power density output of this inverter has been increased 160% compared to the previous generation of inverters.

The Audi e-tron is a full-sized SUV equipped with dual electric motors and an electronic all-wheel drive system. Hitachi Automotive Systems provides the inverters that support the electric powertrain.