High performant Wide Band Gap Power Electronics for Reliable, energy efficient drivetrains and Optimization through Multi-physics simulation.

 

 


ADVANCED WBG ELECTRONICS FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

 

The project HiPERFORM aims at a substantial contribution to the decarbonisation of the transport through the use of advanced wide band gap (WBG) materials in the electric power circuit of the vehicles and related devices.

 


 

TECHNICAL INNOVATION

 

Through the use of WBG switches, the efficiency of power inverters in the vehicle as well as for chargers will be much higher than today (from 95% to 98%). The volume and weight of the inverters and on-board chargers can be reduced up to 50%, which will help to optimize the vehicle efficiency. Because of the high switching frequencies (i.e. 50 kHz in vehicles), e-motors can be optimized and the improved efficiency of inverters for chargers help to save energy.

 


NEXT GENERATION OF GREEN VEHICLES

The expected project results will enable the European manufactures of WBG-based electric vehicle components, charging devices, and test systems to deliver excellent technologies for the automotive industry, to develop next generation affordable green vehicles.

 


HiPERFORM FACTS & FiGURES

KEY FACTS & FIGURES

                             Partners: 31

                             Countries: 8

                             Budget: 41 Mio €

                             JU Funding: 12 Mio €

                             Project Start: May 1st, 2018

                             Duration: 36 months

                             Coordinator: AVL List GmbH



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