Every electric vehicle needs an On-Board Charger (OBC) to convert AC power from the wall receptacle into the DC power that charges the battery. Using GaN Systems’ power semiconductors results in OBCs that are lighter and approximately one-third current size. This contributes both to a decreased vehicle weight (giving longer driving range) as well as opening up new design flexibility with OBC integration.
Continental Powertrain is a pioneer in electrifying vehicles in both hybrid and electric vehicles. From development to industrialization and series production applications, Continental is a leading system supplier of technology solutions from two-wheeled vehicles to passenger cars and a wide variety of commercial vehicles – both electric and with combustion engines. Both fields of innovation ultimately pursue the same goal: Lowering CO2 and emissions.