Eaton has chosen global technology company, KPIT to support the development of next-generation electrified technologies for its eMobility business unit.
Eaton’s collaboration with KPIT will initially focus on developing and deploying technologies, software solutions and platforms for several components, including inverters, on-board chargers, DC-DC converters and power distribution modules.
“Eaton continues to build competencies to solve complex problems in eMobility, which OEMs consider critical and transformative,” said Eaton eMobility president, Jeff Lowinger.
“KPIT is our extended team in this approach, with its sharp focus on mobility and years of experience in electric powertrain technologies.
“Our alliance with KPIT brings valuable capabilities and technologies to enable manufacturers to develop vehicles that are cleaner and safer and deliver value.”
In March, 2018, Eaton announced the formation of its eMobility business unit for electrified vehicles. The eMobility business focuses on three primary areas for both automotive and commercial vehicle customers: intelligent power electronics, power systems and advanced power distribution and circuit protection.
The eMobility division is looking to capitalise on a global vehicle electrification market projected to grow to 15m pure battery-electric vehicles by 2030.
Eaton has more than 15 years of expertise in developing hybrid systems, with hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid systems on the road in the US, Europe, China and other Asia-Pacific markets.
KPIT has expertise in embedded software, accelerators and stacks, such as AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR) and V2G, which enable faster implementation of technologies.
Headquartered in India, KPIT also has a global footprint with centres in the US, Europe, India and Asia-Pacific.