Panasonic employs 48V platform for versatile concept vehicle

January 10, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Panasonic employs 48V platform for versatile concept vehicle
To build an electric vehicle, designers not necessarily need to deal with high-voltage batteries and drives; the 48-V ecosystem offers an increasing number of options for electric powertrains. At CES, Panasonic is introducing a new version of its 48V ePowertrain platform for small electrical vehicles. What’s more, the company is also showcasing an innovative concept vehicle based on this platform.

To build an electric vehicle, designers not necessarily need to deal with high-voltage batteries and drives; the 48-V ecosystem offers an increasing number of options for electric powertrains. At the ongoing CES, Panasonic is introducing a new version of its 48V ePowertrain platform for small electrical vehicles. What’s more, the company is also showcasing an innovative concept vehicle based on this platform.

Global demand for EVs is expected to expand rapidly, along with a wide variety of new mobility, which suit various lifestyles and uses in each region. Panasonic Corp. developed a 48V ePowertrain platform for small EVs that meets the demand. It has been improved from the previous iteration by doubling the output while reducing the size of its volume and weight. The platform will help reduce costs and lead time for vehicle development, promises Panasonic. In particular, it can scale up or down the combination of basic units in accordance with vehicle specifications such as size, speed and torque.


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