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Electrified vehicles: 48V is the new 12V

Vehicle OEMs need to meet stringent CO2 emission standards while increasing vehicle performance to remain competitive. The electrification of automobiles – pure-electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), and internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEs)—is one way to reduce emissions.  The addition of higher-voltage batteries such as 48, 400 and 800V to meet the increased power requirements has, in turn, increased the complexity of power delivery architectures and posed new demands in terms of power system size and efficiency.

Read more at Power Electronics News about Vicor's solution for a faster charging time that manages higher voltages from 800V and 400V battery systems.

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