GLM announces the first prototype of its unique "next generation SiC inverter compatible 800V system"

31 July 2020

Kyoto, Japan-based developer and marketer of electric vehicles (EVs) has announced the next phase of development of a "system of Next generation SiC compatible 800V inverter "equipped with a ROHM SiC power module, which GLM announced with ROHM at the start of its development in February 2020, aimed at mass production in the next 24 months.

This product incorporates SiC for an energy element. SiC offers many outstanding advantages over IGBT exchange technologies, being the future of EV transmissions.

This is also the first step within the new 800V architecture, which provides outstanding benefits for the EV system.

The package is a 3-in-1 type package that integrates two inverters and a PDU (Power Distribution Unit). It makes the new inverter achieve superior miniaturization, lighter weight and superior performance compared to conventional products.

In addition, by supporting the 800V system, it contributes to reducing the weight of the vehicle and its recharging time when charging high-capacity batteries as in an EV vehicle.

Inverter development will lead to remarkable progress on GLM's new unique EV system. Moving forward, GLM continues to work to further grow the platform business through the deployment of new vehicle models and the provision of an EV system. This project will seek to begin mass production in the spring of 2022, collaborating with motor and battery manufacturers in supplying a one-stop purchase of the world's most advanced EV transmissions.

The EV market is expected to reach 26,951,318 units in 2030 compared to an estimated 3,269,671 units in 2019 as CAGR (annual compound growth rate) of 21.1% in the expected period (* 1) .

GLM will continue to develop its businesses, being in a leading position to take advantage of this growth with its parent company, Apollo Future Mobility Group (* 2).


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(* 2) The group's name in English was changed and registered, going from WE Solutions Limited to "Apollo Future Mobility Group" on March 13, 2020