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September 9, 2020

Delphi secures second largest power electronics win

Delphi Technologies has secured its second largest power electronics award.

By Rhodri Morgan

Delphi Technologies has secured its second largest power electronics award.

The supplier has won the business with an unnamed European OEM to supply its 800-volt inverters for the manufacturer's next generation of battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

The announcement follows on the heels of recent business wins in China for power electronics. Combined with its 800-volt win secured in 2019, its largest ever business award, the company maintains it is now positioned to be the major inverter supplier to three of the top four global premium OEMs in the world.

"We take great pride in knowing we have earned the respect of our customers to trust us with major shares of their most important e-drivelines," said Delphi Technologies CEO, Rick Dauch.

"To be an industry leader in the highly competitive electrification market is reflective of the technologies and engineering talent within our organisation. Our recent investments in electrification are starting to pay off."  

The latest award is expected to launch in 2024 across the customers' BEVs and will also be the first introduction of Delphi Technologies' sixth generation of its proprietary Viper power switch. This inverter enables electrical systems up to 800 volts, significantly extending electric vehicle range and halving charging times when compared with today's 400-volt systems.

The technology, which supports multi-voltage platforms, is an evolution of the company's high-voltage inverter and builds on 25 years of vehicle electrification experience.

"We believe securing this premium platform inverter business will allow us to capture additional volume on larger vehicle platforms to be sourced in 2021," added Delphi Technologies SVP and GM, Electrification & Electronics, Kevin Quinlan.

Delphi Technologies has designed its inverter technology to simplify vehicle manufacturers' multi-voltage strategies as they extend their electric and hybrid vehicle ranges.

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