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Eaton aligns with KPIT to develop next-gen eMobility

Power management company Eaton recently selected global technology company KPIT to support the development of next-generation electrified mobility technologies for its eMobility business unit.

Eaton said its collaboration with KPIT initially will focus on developing and deploying technologies, software solutions and platforms for several components, including inverters, on-board chargers, DC-DC converters and power distribution modules.

“Eaton continues to build competencies to solve complex problems in eMobility, which OEMs consider critical and transformative,” said Jeff Lowinger, president of eMobility for Eaton. “KPIT is our extended team in this approach, with its sharp focus on mobility and years of experience in electric powertrain technologies.

“Our strategic alliance with KPIT brings valuable capabilities and technologies to enable manufacturers to develop vehicles that are cleaner and safer and deliver value.”

Kishor Patil, KPIT’s CEO, said the alliance with Eaton meshes with his company’s goal of “reimagining mobility with its customers, partners and people.

“We value our relationship with Eaton as strategic and count them as one of our top customers,” Patil said. “With our complementary strengths in the automotive domain and electrification technologies, we are geared to address some of the most complex challenges involved in the development of electric vehicles and pave the way for Eaton to leapfrog the competition in the electric mobility space.”

Eaton announced the formation of its eMobility business unit for electrified vehicles in March 2018. The eMobility business focuses on three primary areas for automotive and commercial vehicle customers: intelligent power electronics, power systems and advanced power distribution and circuit protection.

The eMobility business is poised to capitalize on a global vehicle electrification market projected to grow to 15 million pure battery-electric vehicles by 2030, Eaton said.

For more information, visit eaton.com.

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