Mazda forges key partnerships for dev't, production of EV drive units

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Mazda announced that it is teaming up with various companies for the development and production of electric vehicle (EV) drive units.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the companies that will help Mazda with developing high-efficiency production technology for manufacturing electric drive units?

    The companies that will help Mazda with developing high-efficiency production technology for manufacturing electric drive units are Ondo, Hiroshima Aluminum Industry, and Hirotec.
  • What companies will help Mazda with developing inverters containing silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors?

    The companies that will help Mazda with developing inverters containing silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors are Imasen Electric Industrial and Rohm.
  • These companies are Imasen Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Ondo Corporation, Chuo Kaseihin Co., Inc., Hiroshima Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd., Hirotec Corporation, Fukuta Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., and Rohm Co., Ltd.

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    Per the Japanese automotive brand, Ondo, Hiroshima Aluminum Industry, Hirotec, and Mazda will establish a joint venture company for the purpose of developing the high-efficiency production technology required for the manufacture of electric drive units. Additionally, the aforementioned firms will establish the systems required for the production and supply of those units.

    Meanwhile, Imasen Electric Industrial and Rohm will help the Hiroshima-based company develop inverters containing silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, one of the core parts of an electric drive unit. Mazda has also established a joint venture with Imasen Electric Industrial to develop inverters and production technology for components such as circuit boards.

    Fukuta Electric & Machinery, on the other hand, will assist Mazda in developing advanced technologies for motors. Similarly, Mazda has struck a deal with Chuo Kaseihin and Fukuta Electric & Machinery to learn and develop motor technology.

    Currently, Mazdas lineup in the Philippines consists of internal combustion engine (ICE)-powered models with mild hybrid technology like the Mazda 3 Sedan M Hybrid, the Mazda 3 Fastback M Hybrid, and the Mazda CX-30 M Hybrid

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