Panasonic develops scalable 'ePowertrain' platform for small EVs
Panasonic Corporation announced that it has developed a scalable "ePowertrain" platform, a solution for the effective development of small electric vehicles (EVs). The platform is a systematized application of devices used in the EVs of major global carmakers, and is it intended to contribute to the advancement of the coming mobility society, including EV bikes and micro EVs.
Panasonic says the platform it has developed for EV bikes and micro EVs is an energy-efficient, safe powertrain that features integrated compactness, high efficiency, and flexible scalability. It consists of basic units, including a power unit (with an onboard charger, junction box, inverter, and DC-to-DC converter) and a motor unit. The company says the platform will help reduce costs and lead time for vehicle development by scaling up or down the combination of basic units in accordance with vehicle specifications such as size, speed, and torque.
Panasonic Corporation will exhibit mockups to illustrate the concept of scalable "ePowertrain" platform at the Solutions Area in the Panasonic booth at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 9 to 12.
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