FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3256
Will expand vehicle cabin space while improving fuel efficiency for hybrid electric vehicles
TOKYO, February 13, 2019 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has developed what is believed to be the world's smallest1 power unit for a two-motor hybrid electric vehicle (two inverters and one converter), measuring just 2.7 liters in volume, offering a world-leading 150 kVA/L power density. The motor also boasts top-class2 output-power density of 23 kW/L. Featuring an all-silicon-carbide (SiC) power semiconductor module, high-density packaging technology and an asymmetric rotor structure, Mitsubishi Electric's new power unit and motor will help to improve fuel efficiency while enabling flexible installations and more space for vehicle cabins.
1 According to Mitsubishi Electric research as of February 13, 2019, a power unit with two inverters and one converter for two-motor HEVs
2 According to Mitsubishi Electric research as of February 13, 2019, driving motors for two-motor HEVs under the same conditions
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