Eaton, a large power management company based in Southfield, today announced that its eMobility business was chosen by France’s Nidec-PSA Emotors to supply high-performance traction inverters for a battery-electric vehicle platform.
Eaton will provide its power-dense inverters to Emotors, which will integrate it with the motor and ship the finished system to its customers for assembly into the battery-electric vehicle.
“We are pleased to partner with Emotors and value the opportunity to support them in one of their product lines,” says Jeff Lowinger, president Eaton’s eMobility unit. “Eaton’s power-dense inverters help deliver a safe, reliable, and comfortable driving experience.”
Leveraging Eaton’s expertise managing high-voltage power, eMobility developed the vehicle inverters with a power density of 35 kilowatts per liter and 98 percent operating efficiency. The inverter’s high-power density and compact, lightweight design take up minimal space in the vehicle while helping to maximize range and improve safety.
Eaton projects electrified vehicles will increase to 38 percent of the global passenger car market by 2030, with share dispersed among battery electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid electric, and mild hybrid electric.