BorgWarner to Provide Leading Chinese OEM with 800V SiC Inverters
- BorgWarner’s 800V silicon carbide-based inverters will power the latest high-end BEV platform
- Partnership enables BorgWarner products to extend to higher and more feasible system-level applications
Auburn Hills, Michigan, February 15, 2022 – BorgWarner, a global product leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions to the vehicle market, is empowering a leading Chinese original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to launch a new, high-end battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform by providing its 800V silicon carbide (SiC) inverters. The inverters will be featured on two of the company’s subsidiary brands targeted at mid- and high-end segments in the global market. The first vehicle model using the platform is expected to roll out in the first quarter of 2023.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with this leading Chinese OEM, and the new platform represents another win-win situation that is sure to bring tremendous benefits to both sides,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “BorgWarner’s extensive experience in SiC applications, in addition to our powerful supply chain management, will help the company to be agile in their development stage. This new platform launch gives BorgWarner another opportunity to deliver its 800V SiC products to the Chinese market.”
The new platform is equipped with a broad range of cutting-edge drivetrain technologies, including 800V SiC based power module, and an optional dual motor system for torque vectoring control. The modular design concept used in the project allows higher flexibility to meet the various vehicle requirements. BorgWarner will develop three inverters for the platform, a front single with actuator control unit, a rear single, and rear dual. All three inverters will be applied to two all-wheel drive vehicle models.
BorgWarner’s inverters provide excellent power and driving performance which will empower the OEM to target the high-end BEV market and expedite their brand upgrade, while extending BorgWarner products to higher and more flexible system-level applications.