In a recently announced campaign, the Government of India offered subsidies to buyers of electric vehicles (EVs). As an all-India project, the government wants to promote the sale and use of electric vehicles in the country. World-over, just like the Indian Government, other governments are promoting the use of electric vehicles. Rising levels of pollution, climate risk, harsh weather conditions and a declining availability of fossil fuels have propelled the case of using electric vehicles.
Understanding the market demand
The Indian Government is already working on its ambitious plan to shift to hybrid, electric vehicles from combustion technology. Automobile manufacturers have realised the market demand for EVs. These offer unique features including energy-saving modes, pollution-free emission, and superior comfort.
An interesting aspect of this transformation is the use of premium, futuristic technology. Over the years, even EV manufacturers have regularly updated their technology on every front. The demand for EVs is also basis the demand from consumers, who now demand better technology-driven vehicles.
A part of the technology upgrade is high-power semiconductors modules that deliver reliability and offer high standards of safety.
What is a high-power semiconductor module?
A high-power semiconductor module is the core component in the power-train system of hybrid and electric vehicles. With the global interests and efforts to promote EVs, the automotive module has become one of the fastest-growing sectors of the power semiconductor industry. It will not be wrong to say that power semiconductors are driving the EV industry.
It is predicted that by 2030, more than half of the total vehicles present on the planet will be electric vehicles. Production and subsequent use of semiconductors will then be at a higher level. Manufacturers of high-power semiconductors offer some direct advantages:
• Low power loss and high reliability
• Compact and light weight package
• On-chip temperature and current sensors
• Evaluation kits available
These advantages conform to the needs of a fast-evolving segment that is going to become the necessity. Today the high-power modules play an important role in the success of electric, hybrid fuel cell vehicles – a change from other conventional electric vehicles designed in the initial adoption stage.