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The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) looks inevitable as governments around the world commit to sustainability goals and the auto industry plans to invest more than $330 billion through 2025 to advance vehicle electrification.

EV charging needs to be quick, affordable, safe and robust – and providing a flexible infrastructure to generate, store, transmit and distribute the additional power is crucial for the electrification journey. Semiconductor technology is key to making charging more convenient, affordable and sustainable.

Faster charging to put more EVs on the road

Change often creates uncertainty for consumers until they trust a product. Prospective EV buyers are no different. They need confidence about driving range, availability of charging stations and the time required to power up and get back on the road. Convenience and affordability are critical, as the family car must be ready for a quick drive to the supermarket or a last-minute day trip, and cutting-edge technologies will play a significant role in making that happen. Embedded processing technology, like our C2000™ real-time microcontrollers, works seamlessly with our isolated gate drivers and fully integrated gallium nitride (GaN) power devices to boost charging efficiency.

Technology to take the chore out of charging

On a macro level, optimal power distribution and load sharing is vital to ensure that infrastructure is flexible during peak usage. Smart technology and bi-directional charging will help manage the challenges by gauging consumers’ habits and adjusting in real-time.

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