Hitachi Energy has released a power chip that makes EV charging more efficient

Hitachi Energy has announced the global introduction of RoadPak, an electric vehicle power semiconductor module.

The silicon carbide (SiC) technology used in the semi-conductor module is touted to give high levels of power density for faster charging and the lowest possible power loss for the greatest feasible driving range.

Power semiconductors are the heart of the inverter, which converts DC power from the vehicle’s battery into AC power that runs the motor. It is critical to be dependable.

“Over the lifetime of the vehicle, RoadPak chips are designed to work faultlessly for more than four million start-stop cycles,” Hitachi said.