JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition 2014: Parts Suppliers (1)

New EV and HV technologies such as 48V hybrid systems exhibited



 The Automotive Engineering Exposition 2014, organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE), was held on May 21 to 23, 2014. This report contains parts and technologies for electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HV) that were exhibited by parts suppliers at the trade show. Exhibits of parts and technologies addressing fuel efficiencies and weight reduction will be introduced in a separate report.

 Bosch presented a 48V mild-hybrid powertrain system which is expected to be launched in Europe. Toyota Industries exhibited inverters and motors for Ultra Compact EVs, whose market is likely to expand. Nichicon Corporation exhibited a charger-integrated converter for the same market. Denso and Toyota announced the development of a high-efficiency silicon carbide power semiconductor. Mitsubishi Electric exhibited an EV motor drive system with a built-in silicon carbide inverter. TDK displayed a wireless charging technology which is under development. Advics exhibited a regenerative braking system for hybrid vehicles with conventional ESC. The system shares parts with the braking system on gasoline-fueled vehicles to keep costs to a minimum.

Related Reports:
Tokyo Motor Show 2013: Suppliers display EV/HV components (posted in December 2013)
JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition 2014: new OEM powertrain technologies (posted in June 2014)