Eaton hopes to leverage KPIT's rich experience in electric powertrain technologies
The electrical vehicle (EV) industry is steadily gaining popularity across the globe as the automotive industry braces up to move away from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to enviromentally-friendly EVs. This shift in focus is triggering more collaborations and partnerships across the automotive industry. Eaton has also hopped on the 'partnership' bandwagon forging an alliance with Pune-based KPIT to develop next-generation electrified mobility technologies.
Eaton said the collaboration with KPIT will initially 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.
Jeff Lowinger, President, E-Mobility, Eaton, said Eaton will focus on building competencies to solve complex e-mobility problems considered critical and transformative by OEMs.
He added that KPIT with its sharp focus on mobility and rich experience in electric powertrain technologies is its extended team and the alliance is aimed at enabling vehicle manufacturers develop vehicles that are cleaner and safer and deliver value.
It may be worth recalling that Eaton had announced the formation of its e-mobility business unit for electrified vehicles in March 2018 that focusses on three primary areas for both automotive and commercial vehicle customers: intelligent power electronics, power systems, and advanced power distribution and circuit protection.
It is estimated that the e-mobility business is poised to capitalise on a global vehicle electrification market that is projected to grow to 15 million pure battery-electric vehicles by 2030.