Silicon carbide in the UK: electric vehicles and beyond

Date: 01.09.2021


The potential of silicon carbide to revolutionise the EV industry

Power electronics systems based on silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors are beginning to revolutionise the EV industry, providing significant performance gains and delivering system-level cost savings relative to incumbent power converter designs based on silicon technology.

SiC has long been touted as a game-changer for the EV industry.

While SiC still faces challenges in material production cost, production capacity, and system integration, we have seen the tide turn for SiC adoption in the automotive industry in the past couple of years. This trend is converging with the rapidly accelerating push for vehicle electrification, creating huge potential for SiC in EVs.