Bosch microchips will increase the range of electric carsOctober 7, 2019
In 2020, Bosch in Germany will begin production of a new generation of energy-efficient microchips that are specifically designed for use in electric cars.
As the bosses of the German company emphasized, the first copies from the Reutlingen enterprise will be delivered to potential buyers, and after 3 years they will be able to get into mass electric cars.
The chips will use another semiconductor material called silicon carbide (SiC), which is designed to withstand the higher temperatures and voltages present in power electronics – a system responsible for routing electricity between a battery and a transmission.
However, Bosch did not report which manufacturers will be the first to receive microchips. It is worth noting that the German company is the main supplier for automotive brands such as Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, expanding their own line of electric cars to compete with Tesla. Although the chips are more difficult to manufacture, they provide improved conductivity while at the same time consuming 50% less thermal energy.
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